I have talked in the past about the Clemson trap; Clemson kept Tommy Bowden longer than they should have-- and you would always hear what a good christian man he is. I have even (in un-cold-blooded fashion because I allowed it to bother me) outlined my own faith. Just because I once said that "being a Christian does not make you a great Football Coach" the idea of us as anti-christian is embedded in the minds of many people. I think it is great that Richt is so open about his faith. However, I must point out that this "character trait" is a large part of the reason why he has such a thuggie cult surrounding him. I am not accusing him of anything but I will say that where I come from.....a great Christian man doesn't get frustrated in a room full of people and curse at someone. I also have to point out that Richt learned his craft at the knee of a man who carefully created an "Aw shucks, down home, I just love this recruits grandmomma's peach cobbler" act that perpetuated him in a position for many years. I am not telling you that I doubt the man's faith. I am telling you that I know as well as you do that it has nothing to do with winning football games. In the end if Richt walks into a 5 star recruits living room after Saban, Chizik, Miles, or Meyer (if and when he returns) he is at a disadvantage. You can talk until you are blue in the face about Momma loving the fact that her baby is gone be takin' care of......but in the end Momma and Baby wanna be on TV so the NFL can see. Championships bring cameras, cameras bring notoriety, notoriety brings draft interest. The best case in point is of course Cam Newton.
Now there are also somethings that we don't like and that are contributing factors to the current state of the program that are not Richt's fault at all. The scheduling of Damon Evans was an abomination. The failure to have an on-staff nutritionist was unconscionable in this modern day and age. These are things that Richt could not help and so we do not unfairly place the blame on him.
Look we think that Georgia will go 8-4 this year but do we see anyway they could do better? Sure, Garcia could not show-up and/or the Cocks could well......be the Gamecocks. Geathers and Jenkins could solidify the middle and J.Jones could be the last little bit needed to make Grantham's defense stout against the run. That could mean a win over the Missy Dawgs. Auburn and Florida, well both of those games are flat out winnable.
You may hate us, you may disagree with us, you may be such a moron that the painfully low-brow humor here eludes you, or you may get what we do here. In the end we are just happy football is back and while you are buying the dream we are demanding to see the numbers. All great businesses start from a dream but not all dreams start a great business. We partook of the offer cup last off-season. In it we found Kool-Aid. This year we will pass and hopefully we will be en route to the Georgia Dome in early December wishin' that we had taken at least a little sip back in August. It is strange because the greatest desire of those that hate us is for us to be proven wrong........yet our greatest desire is also to be proven wrong. If we are proven wrong then all is well......if we are not then we have to do what is necessary to make it well.