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Will Georgia Fire Mark Richt

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Posted: 10/21/2013 8:54 PM

Will Georgia Fire Mark Richt 


during their final game stretch I see them losing atleast one more game finishing 8-4 and landing in the gator or chick fil a bowl

does richt get canned

    does Richt get canned

  1. Poll closed on 10/28/2013
  2. Yes: 2 votes
  3. No: 28 votes
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Posted: 10/21/2013 9:00 PM

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No, the injuries and the overall upside-down feel of this season....not at all.

He fixes the cable?

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Posted: 10/21/2013 9:07 PM

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Muschamp's seat is probably hotter than Richt's, and he's not going anywhere after this season.  (2014 is a different animal, though)

Long story short, barring a complete collapse (i.e. missing the postseason), Richt is safe this year.
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Posted: 10/21/2013 9:12 PM

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Muschamp needs a year like last year to have any chance of staying past next year.

He fixes the cable?

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Posted: 10/21/2013 9:29 PM

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No.  The legitimate fear of losing a winning coach for an unknown should win out.  Especially given the injuries.  But when it comes to predicting subjective human choices, my crystal ball is as cracked as any.
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Posted: 10/21/2013 10:28 PM

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No, although this season hasn't gone as anyone would have expected.
A lot of injuries on the offensive side of the ball, a defense comprised mostly of 1st year players.  Although I'm at the point where I think the Todd Grantham experiment might be getting close to being over, despite the youth on defense.

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Posted: 10/22/2013 6:33 AM

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I think Grantham is gone, not Richt.  People forget UGA ended up pretty lofty in the rankings last season.  And as noted, you have no idea if the replacement coach is any better, and he could well be worse.

However, I have concluded in my own mind that Richt without GREAT assistant coaches is not going to win an NC.  He COULD end up being a good overall face for the program and leave the real coaching to his assistants and do well.  They have too much talent to be this bad, injuries aside.

I hate all over generalizations.

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Posted: 10/22/2013 7:21 AM

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what I watched Richt do against USCe was VERY reminiscent of his OC days at FSU... the guy still has it- he just doesn't seem to be able to hold it together long, and it's not always his fault, it seems, from an outsiders perspective.. this season it was injuries...

he has some sort of cloud hanging over him, ala PigPen of Peanuts fame, that he just seems unable to outrun.. and I hate that for him, because I think he is good at his job, I think he is a good man, and I think he is great for most of those young men he coaches.
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Posted: 10/22/2013 7:36 AM

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drewactual wrote:
he is good at his job, I think he is a good man, and I think he is great for most of those young men he coaches.

This.  Kinda sad that integrity, averaging 10 wins a season and being a positive impact on young men isn't enough for some people.  The success of the SEC nationally puts tremendous pressure on these coaches to not only succeed but to win that NC.  Everything else is secondary.  I think with the play-offs coming, his chances for a NC increase.  He's had teams good enough to make a four team play-off, at that point you have a really good shot at it.
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Posted: 10/22/2013 7:49 AM

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Glad to see I am with the majority a least once in a while.  What team could be but a shell of it's former self with all the injuries Georgia has suffered?   Extremely unfortunate!
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Posted: 10/22/2013 9:24 AM

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Exactly.
hawg66 wrote:
drewactual wrote:
he is good at his job, I think he is a good man, and I think he is great for most of those young men he coaches.

This.  Kinda sad that integrity, averaging 10 wins a season and being a positive impact on young men isn't enough for some people.  The success of the SEC nationally puts tremendous pressure on these coaches to not only succeed but to win that NC.  Everything else is secondary.  I think with the play-offs coming, his chances for a NC increase.  He's had teams good enough to make a four team play-off, at that point you have a really good shot at it.
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Posted: 10/22/2013 11:16 AM

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No, and they shouldn't. You can fault him for being insanely conservative at times (I get as infuriated as anyone), but he's overall a pretty good coach. Besides - who would they replace him with?
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Posted: 10/22/2013 11:24 AM

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He!! No!!  I really like the guy.  I hope he can properly assess his team's weaknesses and improve upon them.  Get a dang Special Teams Coach to emphasize in this area.  They look horrible in that area, but Richt can make the plays for them either.

"People think I'm the greatest damn coach in the world," Bear Bryant once said. "But General Neyland taught me everything I know."

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Posted: 10/22/2013 11:52 AM

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First off, UGA won't let the fear of unknown stop them from firing anyone. If you don't take a chance and you sit there content with what you have, you will never win a NC. That attitude won't get it done.

That said I don't think he will be fired.
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Posted: 10/22/2013 11:53 AM

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Seth Emerson from the Macon Telegraph wrote this past Sunday that the injuries have rendered this a season of nothing for UGA.

No BCS, no division championship, no coaches on the hot seat-just a season of nothingness.

I concur

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Posted: 10/22/2013 12:09 PM

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They will not fire him after this season . They should have fired him years ago but they seem to fear the unknown more then underachieving almost every year. It seems like UGA keeps firing coaches under Richt . At some point people have to realize the team under achieved with all of these different coaches but Richt has been there the entire time. Seeing what Richt has done at UGA makes me want UF to go 5-7 to make sure that they don't end up the next UGA.


Is Granthem really on the hot seat? It seem like 2 years ago he got a big raise and was suppose to be this great DC. Looks like he may have fooled alot of people with that good year.
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Posted: 10/22/2013 2:49 PM

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99blackcobra wrote: They will not fire him after this season . They should have fired him years ago but they seem to fear the unknown more then underachieving almost every year. It seems like UGA keeps firing coaches under Richt . At some point people have to realize the team under achieved with all of these different coaches but Richt has been there the entire time. Seeing what Richt has done at UGA makes me want UF to go 5-7 to make sure that they don't end up the next UGA.


Is Granthem really on the hot seat? It seem like 2 years ago he got a big raise and was suppose to be this great DC. Looks like he may have fooled alot of people with that good year.
Well, I've said it before:  It all comes down to expectations and overcoming the fear of hiring a guy that's a lot worse than what you currently have and then hiring a another guy that's worse than the guy that couldn't be worse than the guy you hired to replace the first one and so on and so forth until you have a program in complete shambles.  You get the idea.  We Vol fans have lived it.  Then again, all coaches run their course and UGA will have to decide when that is.  Or they win a couple of NCs and look for another challenge.  I believe the days are over when you get a coach that stays for 30 years at one school with multiple NCs.  Maybe the money is too big or the pressures too extreme.

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Posted: 10/22/2013 7:35 PM

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Richt is safe.

Grantham is gone. Look for a mutual parting of ways after the season.


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Posted: 10/22/2013 7:43 PM

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hawg66 wrote:
drewactual wrote:
he is good at his job, I think he is a good man, and I think he is great for most of those young men he coaches.

This.  Kinda sad that integrity, averaging 10 wins a season and being a positive impact on young men isn't enough for some people.  The success of the SEC nationally puts tremendous pressure on these coaches to not only succeed but to win that NC.  Everything else is secondary.  I think with the play-offs coming, his chances for a NC increase.  He's had teams good enough to make a four team play-off, at that point you have a really good shot at it.
Agreed.

He truly cares deeply for the young men he coaches, even the ones he boots from the program.  This interview after the LSU game tells you everything you need to know about Richt as a man.

LINK

Other than the admittedly selfish reasons that as a fan I'd like to see UGA win it all, I'd absolutely love to see a man of Richt's character breakthrough and win the big one.  May not happen, but I'm pulling for him.


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Posted: 10/22/2013 8:52 PM

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No.  The injuries to some real key players will deflect a lot of criticism and...to some degree...excuse an otherwise disappointing won-loss record.

Coach Richt does two things extremely well:

1. He’s a good recruiter. This is probably the most important single ability for a coach to have, especially in a state that produces as much top-line talent as Georgia does.

2. He’s a clean cut, nice-looking man who says the right things and represents the university well in public and in the media.

My big gripe with Coach Richt...since he has (hopefully) gotten that "fashion coordinator" crap out of his system, and stopped worrying about what color jerseys we wear, or whether we "black out" the stadium...is that the team rarely seems to achieve to the level of its talent.  And this is not just one year, but year-in and year-out.  He's not a good game coach, and many times the team doesn't seem ready to play hard from the opening kickoff.  There have been lots of games where the team merely seemed to be going through the motions for a half, then blinked their eyes and looked around in surprise:  "Huh?  We're playing ALREADY?"  That's one reason (I think) that we have so frequently played down to the level of our opponents during his tenure.

There have been some highlights, to be sure.  Last year's SEC championship game was one of the best games I've ever seen, and UGA can rightly claim that we played the national champion about as dead even as you could.

If I may borrow an example from history, Coach Richt reminds me a lot of Gen. George McClellan during his tenure as commander of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.   He's very good at building a strong army (or team, as the case may be.)  But he's not so good at bringing out its best, and using it to its full potential.  

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