Monday, April 2, 2012
Mark Richt doesn't want to win
We could point out how Marc Deas transferring and Derrick Lott transfering leaves us short handed, and the hand wringing involved with, as of now, just 73 scholarshipped players who signed letters of intent. But we've had this stance for a long time,that we are a program that loves to take the moral high ground and shoot ourselves in the foot. We can enjoy the moral victory of "we don't oversign", and rewarding hard working walk ons, but our signing day numbers have been hurting this program. We said on signing day this year, we needed more DBs and OL. We had the room, we just didn't use it. We could have been signing towards 88 or 89 for years, instead of to 85 or less, and let the inevitable annual attrition take care of itself. But we don't, and that leaves us short handed. It also keeps us from taking chances on a couple kids that just may pan out in to big time contributors (like last second signees Kenarious Gates and Tim Jennings, among others, have become). Georgia football voluntarily puts itself in a worse position time and time again. And this rumor of having a drug test when kids returned from spring break only adds to it. Whether weed should be illegal or not (it shouldn't), is another debate. Whether we should suspend kids for the first failure is another debate. But picking a time where kids may have been idiots? That's shooting yourself in the foot. If we did that, without a big red flag team meeting before they left informing each and every one YOU WILL BE TESTED AFTER SPRING BREAK, then we're idiots. People love to tell us that you can't judge Mark Richt on championships, because he's a good coach without them. Maybe so, but the reason he doesn't have rings, while Saban and Meyer and Miles do, is his own damn fault. They look for ways to win, while Georgia keeps on looking for ways to lose. It's sad but true, we will not win a national title under Mark Richt. And we won't win one, because he won't allow it to happen.