Richt has been bringing in top classes for a decade. here are the cold hard facts the folks in Athens have to accept. Since richt won any sort of title, 4 coaches at 4 schools have combined to win 5 of the last BCS titles. All of the coaches were hired after Mark Richt. Meyer and Miles were hired in '05, Saban in '07, and chizik in '09. As a program, you are either getting better or getting worse. '07 was Richts high water mark. That program hasn't been the same since Alabama whipped them in '08. Florida then followed that whipping up with a demoralizing 49-10 beat down in Jax. Richt is done. It is just a matter of time.
Mark Richt is a good guy. He’s viewed by most — including the folks at this site — as the best ambassador the Southeastern Conference has. And he also happens to be a good recruiter. Following his first losing season at Georgia, he inked the “Dream Team” in February and he just grabbed another handful of new commitments on Friday night.
According to Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph and The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Richt’s recruiting chops and his charm might help him save his job:
“If Georgia starts 0-2 — a very real possibility — the obituaries on Richt’s tenure at Georgia will be written like no one has ever seen. But it will in all probability still be way too premature.
This Georgia administration is going to give Richt all the rope he needs. And his success on the recruiting trail, adding to his goodwill within the Bulldogs fan base, is providing Richt with a lot of rope. He’ll be able to withstand a couple of early losses. At least that’s the smart bet.
Now if the Bulldogs are sitting later at something like 2-6, with losses to say, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee and the like, yes, a change will in all likelihood come.
But athletics director Greg McGarity and president Michael Adams will weigh everything, including recruiting.”
While we’re pro-Richt at MrSEC.com, it must be pointed out that recruiting really doesn’t mean much if a coach can’t convert four- and five-star signees into victories.