Tuesday, October 5, 2010
It has happened before...
now, I'm not comparing Mark Richt to the following man, but I've seen comments of late asking if anyone has ever been able to put together a run of championship seasons, have the wheels fall off, then rebuild and get back to winning at the highest level. There's no doubt that from 2002-2007 Georgia was one of the best, if not the best, program in the SEC, and on par with the elite nationally. But that was then, and now we've lost 4 straight, including to South Carolina and two other major conference bottom feeders. So, is there a precedent for turning it around?
See that big, bolded batch in the middle of all those SEC and national championship caliber seasons? Pretty bad huh, and would make you think the coach had lost it. But he reassessed his program, made massive changes (including a new system offensively), and got things back on track. Now, Bear Bryant was a pretty special coach, and Mark Richt certainly goes about his business a bit differently. But just saying is all, there is a history of a coach who won big, lost it, but was somehow able to get it back. Can Mark Richt?
Who's got one thumb and is ready to turn this ship around?