After a rough 6-7 showing a couple of years ago, capped off by losing a bowl to a Conference USA team, the seat was scalding hot for Mark Richt at Georgia.
In a situation where past success actually worked against Richt, the fans grew restless without an SEC Championship game bid since 2005, and a 2008 season where the Bulldogs started No. 1, yet finished their 28th straight season without a national title.
After a couple of tough losses last year, Richt's team made a run to salvage the year and win the SEC East, and though they lost big, it was to one of the best LSU teams in history.
With last season's success, a hopeful fanbase and a new contract extension, here are five strong reasons Mark Richt will be a Bulldog until he retires.