Anyone that reads the comments on Georgia football blogs has taken notice that there is an annon poster (or likely multiple annon posters) fomenting and strifing the Bulldog Nation.
(font=sarcasm)It just occurred to me that these folks might not feel they have an adequate forum for their obviously well thought out arguments to be known (/font=sarcasm). Oh, I know, they could take the three minutes to set up their own blog site and spew their nonsense about the reasons Mark Richt isn't getting it done. However, they prefer to go on our sites and stir the pot.
Here are those well thought out arguments, as best I can tell (emphasis mine):
Letting Van Gorder go was Mark Richt first huge mistake. I guess Richt should have just tied Van Gorder up and MADE him stay in Athens.
Hiring Willie Martinez was his second huge mistake. Perhaps he should have shot him instead.
Tod (sic) Grantham and his 3-4 scheme may be his last mistake. Time will tell. Gosh, that 3-4 thing is just so...passe and useless, except for in the NFL.
Mark Richt caused the problem to begin with. Yeah, I pine for the good old days when Georgia was winning 8 games a season under Coach Dooley.
He ain't getting it done. Yeah, he's easily in the bottom 96th percentile of all active coaches in wins.
It has been five years since we won an SEC Championship. Gosh, got me there. I guess we should probably just give up football altogether.
The team is out of control. This one gets me the most mad. I don't recall the team being arrested any more or less than they have since the drinking age was raised. I work directly with a group of college age kids that has a much greater external motivation to stay out of trouble than running stairs, getting suspended or having your name in the paper. While my observation is unscientific, the group I work with has just as many legal/moral/drinking/academic issues as any college football team, without any threat of underage drinking entering into the equation.
By the way, if Georgia's administration had been following this ridiculous line of reasoning, Coach Dooley would have been fired in 1973 or 74, years 5 and 6 of the SEC Championship drought Dooley endured. By the way, he was 7-4-1 and 6-6 in those seasons respectively and his close friend/defensive coordinator just wasn't getting it done, with a precipitous rise in ppgs over that time and an embarrassing loss to Georgia Tech in Athens and a loss to Miami of Ohio in the Tangerine Bowl to close out that 6-6 season. Instead, they were measured in their response due to his two SEC championships and 66 wins in 11 seasons (yes, 6 wins per season). They were rewarded with the very good ten years that Coach Dooley's entire career is remembered by.
As someone who's opinion I often times enjoy said recently: "Put that in your pipe and smoke it." Mark Richt is the right man to lead our football team. I invite annon to tell me who would be better (and make it realistic, no 'we aught to get Saban' or 'Bill Cowher is available' crap).
Who is hireable and available and would be better than Mark Richt? What is/are your objective criteria for making that argument?