Can UGA Come Back?
Jeff Schultz, from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, explains the complications with Georgia football right now. The team has not showed the type of team that people expect when they think of Georgia football. He believes that the team must go 9-1 with the remaining games of the season for Mark Richt to keep his job and for the Bulldogs to have a relatively successful season. With the games that are left, it seems possible for the team to have that record. This will be a challenging feat, but with the games that are remaining, it does look doable for this Georgia football team.
The team and fans must let the first two losses roll off their shoulders and look ahead at what could become of this season. All of the heat on Richt is understandable, but he is still here and the fan base must rally behind him and support him in hopes that this season will have a more positive outcome than last season. The future does look bright after the South Carolina game, even though the Bulldogs lost. The team looked much improved and showed signs of real potential maybe for the first time in a while. However, almost winning does not count in the SEC.
The talk about Mark Richt losing his job will most likely continue throughout the rest of the season, unless things really turn around. Shultz puts it best by saying, “ Richt has left himself no room for error”. That statement is very true, because after all of the heat surrounding him already, if he does not turn things around then his job could very possibly be at risk. It is encouraging to see the players improving and still rallying behind their coach despite all of the criticism that has surrounded the University of Georgia’s football program since the disappointing season that they had last year. It would be sad to see Richt go after many years of coaching the Dogs, but he must turn around this season if he wants to continue to coach them in the future.