Saturday, November 20, 2010

I wonder if they'll shut up if....

Anger with Coach Richt is all the rage these days. People consider him a bad coach, a horrible manager of talent, etc.

So here we are....scheduled to open our 2011 season against the perennial media darling and top-5 team, Boise State. At some blogs, people are saying Richt will be coaching for his job in that game. They are saying that with a loss, the fanbase will immediately write him off, and the trustees will begin seeking a new HFC immediately. This is, of course, said in the wake of what has been a nightmare of a season by the Dawgs' own making. There is no big excuse. There's been no rash of injuries. There's been no consistent rate of turnovers. There has been nothing more than a team not playing up to its potential, and that is enough to bring out the hounds.

However, nine months is a long time, and many of the emotion-filled rants will die down. Sure, I'll likely recieve an "anonymous" post to my blog showing the negatives of Richt's career - a desperate attempt by someone to sway me over to the anti-Richt group which simply is NOT going to happen. Still, most fans will accept the fact that CMR is still the one in charge, and they'll begin to look for signs that this team could actually improve in the offseason leading up to the Chick Fil A kickoff.

People say Richt has mismanaged his talent, and that he and his staff just aren't good at getting STARS to suit up for UGA. They all say we aren't going to get Crowell, Drew, Dickson, etc. They all say UGA is a has-been program, and that kids just don't want to come play there. But perhaps there's still a surprise or two left in the salesman's bag for Richt.

I wonder if all of these people would shut up...if Richt convinced Green and Houston to stay for 2011. Would that bring the anger down? Would that impress people at all? Let's face it - these kids are destined for MILLIONS in the NFL. Green is a first rounder, and Houston may be as well - definitely a first-day kind of guy. What would it say about the TEAM's perception of Richt and what they can be in 2011 if those two are willing to turn down the cash and return to the Red and Black?

Would THAT shut people up? It'd be interesting to see.

3 comments:

<--- Dawg Stephen Himself said...

I think it would cause some of them to ponder more...but idiots will be idiots no matter what. I think winning some games big will help. Starting with the nerds.

Michael said...

I can't imagine anything creating more excitement leading into the season than #8 hanging around for his senior season. I hope you have the inside scoop and know something the rest of us do not, but my guess is no matter how much these guys love CMR (and I'm sure they are some of his biggest supporters), they have to do what is in their own best interest. Unfortunately for us true UGA fans I think that means they are both moving on and who could blame them? BTW, I said true fans because I'm sure there are so-called fans who would like for them to go simply because they want CMR to fail. I just feel fortunate that they were Dawgs in the first place and someone else will have to step up in their place. I have faith that someone will and I have faith that Coach Richt will be the reason why. Again, I hope you know something I don't, but next year is going to be special either way...

GO DAWGS!!!

dean said...

I hate the morons who say Coach Richt's success came with Donnan's players. As if he didn't have to do any coaching because the talent was so great. I always ask them why couldn't Donnan win if his players were so great? To which I've yet to get a response. Whether we want to admit it or not the decline started with the departure of Van Gorder. The exception being '07 when we had Stafford and Moreno to bail out the defense. Now that we've got a quality defensive coaching staff I think we'll be back on track to competing for SEC and National Championships.