This past weekend Mark Richt and Dabo Sweeney each had six players drafted into the NFL. In the case of Clempsun they had four defensive players and two offensive players drafted, for the Dawgs it was four on offense and two on defense. What we can tell you is that of the eleven defensive starters on the field for Clempsun better than 1/3 of them are confirmed NFL talent and more players than that are most likely to be in the NFL. That exact same assumption can be made of Georgia on offense. The immediate question is...."How are both of these teams 6-7 with embarrassing defeats in crappy bowl games?"
In Athens the answer to that question is complicated, complex, layered, and most important fixable. In a word the problem is "COMPLACENCY" and that can be corrected (with the understanding that if it is fixed it will never be tolerated again).
Clempsun is much easier....They hired an unqualified goober to coach their football team. Mostly because they were stupid and kept giving Tummy Bowden extensions and essentially couldn't afford a real football coach. (For a team that copies everything Auburn does Clempsun needs to learn how to break out the old check book). Richt has bought himself a great deal of good faith by playing in three and winning two SEC title game, and by pulling in one of Georgia's all time best recruiting hauls. In Dabo's case he pulled some talent but Clempsun fans know as well as the rest of us he can't coach so all the talent in the world won't matter.
With the draft over and spring football upon us-- two coaches (very close to each other geographically) are each looking at a season in which they can either amaze their fans by righting a wayward ship or each can get in the back of the unemployment line.