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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Richt says it's 'obvious' this is worst he's seen at UGA

Mark Richt said it was important for his team and coaches to “stay the course” amid the current troubles – while acknowledging that this is the most difficult period of his decade-long tenure as Georgia football coach.

“Oh yeah there’s no doubt it is. It’s obvious it is,” Richt said. “The bottom line is we’re 0-3 in the league and we’ve never been there. And we have had enough issues off the field that it’s been a big distraction and sad for our young men and our university. … There’s no doubt that it’s the toughest bit of adversity that we’ve faced since I’ve been here.”

Georgia has lost three straight for the first time since 1990, and on Sunday had its 10th player arrested this year.

Richt said after Saturday’s game that he was contemplating some changes. But on his Sunday post-mortem teleconference, he indicated those would be more personnel-based (to be decided) than coaching or otherwise.

“If you sit there and try to make a wholesale change in midstream then you’re asking for more trouble,” Richt said.

Richt also said the team would “probably be soul-searching just a bit deeper.”

A few more notes:

- There are no plans for offensive coordinator Mike Bobo to move into the press box during games.

“He feels real comfortable on the ground,” Richt said. “The information that we’re getting from upstairs is very accurate, so I don’t think it has any effect on how things are going.”

- Senior receiver Kris Durham apparently suffered a neck stinger near the end of Saturday’s loss to Mississippi State. Richt said the staff was “hopeful” the team’s leading receiver could play Saturday at Colorado.

“Sometimes you’re able to play the next week, sometimes you’re not,” Richt said. “I don’t know how severe it is or how he felt today as opposed to last night.”

- Star receiver A.J. Green is due back from NCAA suspension for the Colorado game.

“I’ll just say that we’re glad to have AJ back,” Richt said. “He certainly has paid a price for what he did. Now that he has a chance to play, I’m sure we’ll enjoy thinking of ways to use his talents.”


Anonymous said...

It is also obvious that this team is not tough enough to compete in the SEC. Vandy shows more toughness than UGA. Time to quit the CEO job and take over the offense for Richt. Afraid to run risky plays and this shows in the way the boys play. Just look at the intensity of Al, Fl, Au, Tn, Ky, Ar, LSU, SC, and Ms State. Ga aint got it.

This demise started with the Al game two years ago. Al came in and beat Ga physically and we still haven't recovered. If they are going to play afraid, then get off the team and let someone else have a chance. Couldn't be any worse.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't we running a spread offense with Murray? We have got to adapt our offense to take advantage of his talents! Our coaches don't understand the definition of insanity....

Anonymous said...

What UGA is seeing is the mistakes of the last several season come to the forefront. The Logan Gray Scholarship should be owned by our current starting QB and probably should have also been our starter last year. More troubling is the WRs Logan is playing in front of. What a whiff there.

Bottom line, bring in a new OC or suffer more of the same. It may already be too late for this staff as this years squad is the worst I have ever seen at this level. I do not know what you have to do as a coach, to screw your players up this bad.

Eric said...

Bobo on the sideline? Hell, he couldn't do any worse calling the plays from the parking lot.

WaldenDawg said...

The definition of insanity is repeating a behavior and expecting different results.

Anonymous said...

Bobo took over playcalling mid-2005 if I remember correctly. His first official season was 2006. This was Stafford's freshmen season. For the next 3 years, Bobo's incompetence would be masked by NFL level talent. Well, that talent is gone. You take AJ out of the equation and Bobo doesn't know what to do.

Anonymous said...

Was anything ever done about that little stunt Ben Jones pulled at the end of the game last week? That has just ate at my crawl. We lose, and we do it with ZERO class! Those actions need to be punished. Where is the discipline? It is really gut-wrenching to watch this happen to My Dawgs.