As Joe Cox took the final kneel down against Georgia Tech, a feeling of relief spread across the Bulldog Nation.
The Bulldogs had stunned the Yellow Jackets 30-24, and for at least the rest of the night “It was great to be a Georgia Bulldog.”
Not only had they shattered instate rival Georgia Tech's dream season, but they will also have several weeks before they have to worry about which Georgia team will show up in their bowl game.
Despite their jubilee, Bulldog fans realize that this season was a disappointment and changes must take place to make sure that this season is the exception and not the rule.
During the last four games of the season, despite the loss to the University of Kentucky, Bulldog fans witnessed a youth movement, which if properly developed, could translate to a national championship.
However, Dawg fans, maybe more than any other program in the nation, realize that talent does not automatically equal success.
For example, last season the Dawgs produced the first quarterback taken, Matthew Stafford, as well as the first overall running back selected, Knowshon Moreno, in the NFL draft.
Yet Bulldog fans have little to show for their production as a team during their span at UGA. Yes, they did finish No. 2 in the nation in 2007.
However, neither Stafford nor Moreno ever won an SEC championship and the Bulldog Nation has still not felt the jubilee of a national championship since 1980.
It is the opinion of most observers, that UGA will need more experienced coordinators to make a legit run at a national championship.
Both Mike Bobo and Willie Martinez had never been coordinators before being hired at those positions at UGA, and while talent got the team by against teams like Vanderbilt, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Arkansas, the Bulldogs have been unable to beat teams like Florida and Tennessee consistently under the tutelage of Bobo and Martinez.
I have put together a realistic look at who their top five candidates should be for a new offensive coordinator. You will not see names like Jon Gruden, Charlie Weis, or any other unrealistic choice. These five candidates are realistic options for the 2010 season.