How Can Someone Learn To Be A Good Coach in Two Years?

So, if you remember, just a couple of years ago, many in the Bulldog Nation were questioning the ability of our Head Coach Mark Richt and his ability to be a successful coach for the football team.

Many thought that Coach Richt couldn’t be a good football coach anymore.

But now, and here is the wierd part, it is only two years or so later, and now everyone thinks that Mark Richt is a good coach. How did he go, in just a few short years, from being so bad no one wanted him around anymore, thinking he didn’t care, and looking at possible replacements when he would inevitably be fired, to now being such a good coach, he has beaten two top ten teams in three weeks time and being beloved again?

How did he suddenly get to be such a damn good coach?

It is inexplicable. I mean, let’s face it. A couple of years isn’t enough time to go from being a bad coach to suddenly learning how to be a good coach again.

Then it occured to me.

He hasn’t gotten better. Everyone else has gotten really bad, right?

I mean, South Carolina is worse than they were in 2010, right? Well, no that isn’t accurate. Well, LSU has got to be worse now than they were then right? No, I don’t know if that is accurate either. Well, Florida is in much worse shape now than they were a couple of years ago. Wait, that doesnt’ sound right. Vanderbilt is worse? No, that isn’t right either. In week 6 of the Coaches Poll, both in 2013 and 2010 there are 6 teams ranked in the top 20. I don’t know if the SEC is any weaker now than it has been.

So, what could it be?

Could it be, and bear with me here, that he was a good coach all along? Could it be that it was just the natural ebb and flow? Do most coaches, after 13 years at one place, just go through cycles and have a down year or two here and there?

Could it be that the fans and media who were predicting the inevitable demise of Coach Richt’s ability were simply wrong?

Nah, that couldn’t be it.

So what could it be?



2 Responses to “How Can Someone Learn To Be A Good Coach in Two Years?”

  1. 1 bubba October 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

    MR has always been a great coach. The hiring of Damon Evans as AD affected MR coaching because he was coaching an acting AD while DE had red panties on the brain!!!

  2. 2 Hogbody Spradlin October 2, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Bear Bryant had 2 consecutive 6-6 seasons at Bama in 69 & 70. What’d he do? Switched to the wishbone and integrated the team.

    People have cycles in their careers.

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