This is what it has come to for Georgia fans. They’re 5-3. They’ve watched the team fall apart after the Alabama game. They have freshman players getting arrested for weed. The Bulldogs haven’t played in a BCS-caliber bowl game since the Sugar in 2007. Their head coach is the king of New Year’s Day appetizer bowls, having won four bowl games that come on before 1 p.m. or earlier. Mark’s statement win this season was a 9-6 thriller at home against Missouri.
Uncle Lou has had enough and went on one helluva rant this week after watching his team get drilled 27-3 by Florida. Sad times in Athens.
— Dan (@AtIantaDan) November 3, 2015
The full rant from Uncle Lou
Hot seat? When Bruce Feldman starts tweeting about it, it’s probably hot seat time
Hearing that #UGA power brokers & big dogs now asking questions/talking about potentially moving on–unlike ever before in Mark Richt era.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 2, 2015
Is it time to pull the plug on Richt?
He’s had 15 years and has six SEC East titles, the last one coming in 2012. The good news: the SEC East is terrible. The bad news: if you can’t beat Florida when they’re on the rebound, you’re going to have an even harder time now that Jim McElwain has the Gators on the right path. If you look at his contract, it doesn’t look like Mark is going anywhere unless one of the big donors steps up to send him packing.
Georgia Bulldogs head football coach Mark Richt was handed a two-year contract extension and a raise to $4 million annually, making him one of the highest-paid coaches nationally. The extension carries Richt’s contract through the 2019 season and the raise — an increase of $800,000 per year — is effective as of the 2015 season, the school announced on Wednesday.
Why it’s not time to pull the plug on Mark Richt
Looking ahead at the 2016 schedule, Richt won’t face LSU or Alabama. The biggest road test – on paper – will be at Ole Miss. Logic seems to indicate if Mark can’t get to the SEC title game in 2016, it’s all over. The out of conference schedule will consist of North Carolina, Nicholls State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Georgia Tech.
One more year, at least, for Mark.