Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mark Richt: Beware the Bulldog Hotline

The infamous "Bulldog Hotline" was a key factor in the demise of former Georgia head coach Jim Donnan. He flew off the hook at a caller, who just happened to be a UGA student, and it was all downhill from there for "JimDog". For those of you unfamiliar with the Hotline, it is a live radio call-in show where callers ask the Georgia head coach questions about Bulldog football. Coach Mark Richt's show is every Monday night following Saturday's gridiron game. Richt's show comes live from the Hotel Indigo in Athens. Now that his Dawgs are o-2 in conference play, Coach Richt is really skating on that proverbial 'thin ice' with the Georgia faithful. His remarks following certain questions to callers are already being taken out of context. To add insult to injury, the show also has a live audience at the hotel, and the background laughter filtering through is making Richt appear to be somewhat flippant on the air, even though he is doing absolutely none of the laughter. I think 'they' should get rid of the live audience now and let the coach's comments stand on their own merit. I'm telling you Coach, now isn't the time to be throwing more fuel on the fire. Be careful with that show. Just ask JimDog...

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