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Monday, July 18, 2011

Analysis: Richt's recruiting, and what it means for his future

Here's my piece following up Georgia's big recruiting haul from last Friday night, and tying it to the much-discussed future of head coach Mark Richt.

An excerpt:

This much, however, should be clear: All those players who have yet to even enroll at Georgia may end up helping save Mark Richt’s job.

When Richt walks to the podium Thursday at the Wynfrey Hotel, the Georgia head football coach will know what awaits. There may be a thousand credentialed media members at the SEC Media Days, and a lot of them will be thinking of nice ways to ask the hard-hitting question: Is he on the hot seat?

The short answer is yes. But anyone looking at a certain number of wins Richt needs to get this year is being too simplistic. And the events of Friday night, when five players committed within 10 minutes to Georgia, are part of the reason why.

Again, you can read the full piece here. And you can criticize me below.


Matt said...

And there were those that said we couldn't fire Ray Goff because we had gotten big time commitments from QB Mike Usry and RB Patrick Pass.

It's the product on the field that matters. 5-6 does matter.

Risk Point Consulting said...

Agree with Matt. We need to go 9-3 to save his job. Even 8-4 will be a stretch.

Robert K. Burnham said...

Dead on Matt ! While it "feels good" to get these recruits in July , some of whom are just now learning cursive and still have Similac on their breath, it feels even better riding home from Athens in September or October after our Dawgs have soundly defeated our opponent.It's all about coaching . "Just Win, Baby" -Al Davis