Friday, November 27, 2015

Steve Spurrier: You Basically Just Quit, Right?

Steve Spurrier chose to retire from coaching this year when his Gamecocks were 2-4, and 0-4 in the SEC. With his competitive nature and cocky attitude, I find it hard to believe that he would have stepped down if his team had been winning instead of losing. He cited no health issues to prompt this leave, so why not just announce that he would be stepping down at the end of the season? Hang in their and endure this season with the kids he recruited. I suppose his years of successful coaching earned him the right to bail out midway through the season. To me, it still looks like the quit on all his players and coaches. But he came trough all his this squeaky clean. Just doesn't seem right to me. What do you think...?

Mark Richt / Les Miles: Both Out of a Job by Monday?

It is a possibility that Mark Richt and Les Miles will each be coaching their final games at their respective universities tomorrow. The two embattled head coaches have been under fire from powerful boosters and intense fan bases for more that a month now. We are at the point where the trigger just might be pulled on both men after they walk off the field on Saturday. Their tenures don't appear to make it even into December. It doesn't sound as if the results of their two games will even have any bearing on their fates. Win, lose or draw there is a distinct likelihood that Georgia and LSU will both enter the already crowded arena of Division I schools searching for new head coaches. Richt and Miles are both successful SEC head coaches, but their programs have failed to meet the expectations of proud conference standards and expectations. If indeed they are both dismissed, here's hoping they both experience nothing but success in their future endeavors. This is deserved by both. They have each conducted themselves with class and represented their two universities well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mark Richt & Jacob Eason: Can't a Guy Just Recruit...?

It seems that Mark Richt's breakfast on the west coast has everyone up in arms regarding his intentions. As the story goes, Richt headed for the airport following Georgia's win over Auburn Saturday and departed on an already planned trip. His intended destination was Washington state and a visit with UGA's top quarterback recruit Jacob Eason. The coach, Eason and Eason's Dad had breakfast together and then spent the remainder of Richt's visit hanging out together. You see, Coach Richt is allowed this unusual visit with a recruit because this particular player has already signed his financial aid papers with the University of Georgia.This gives the Bulldog coaches unlimited contact with Eason. So, why did Richt take a cross-country, in-season recruiting trip? He did it to try and make sure Jacob Eason enrolls at the University of Georgia in January 2016 as planned. Plain and simple. No ulterior motives. Jacob Eason is that important to the future success of the Georgia Bulldogs. Richt just tried to calm the seas among the recent rumored staff turmoil and assure the high school star that Athens, Georgia is where he indeed needs to be to play his college football. A very important recruiting trip. No more - no less.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Georgia: Quit Playing Georgia Southern

As a Georgia fan, I believe the Bulldogs should stop scheduling games with Georgia Southern University.  Think about it: Georgia has absolutely nothing to gain by playing Georgia Southern. If Georgia wins, it's no big deal because they were supposed to win. If Southern ever wins, Georgia will never hear the end of it. Not to mention the fact that a Southern win would then make the Eagles just like Georgia Tech to Bulldog fans: Hated. Georgia fans admire the Georgia Southern program primarily because of Erk Russell. Seeing the Eagles succeed is an extension of Erk's success.The two go hand-in-hand. There are also many Southern supporters who have always been fans of the Bulldogs. It sounds good to keep it that way. Besides, Georgia has more that enough rivals now. We certainly don't need another one. There's only so much hate to spread around.