Mark Richt: Is He Good Enough

Brad HannonContributor IDecember 4, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 08:  Mark Richt, Head Coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, is pictured during the game against the kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Mark Richt is a good coach.  He's led UGA to several 10 win seasons.

Georgia has a fine tradition when it comes to collegiate football.  Georgia has won 1 national Championship in 50 years.  They've had several star players and many fine seasons within that time period.  Let me just go ahead and mention names like Hershel Walker, Vince Dooley, Matt Stinchcomb, Hines Ward.... um, Pat Dye.  Wait, I'm running out of names.  Trust me, Georgia has great tradition.  Just trust me.

Anyway, last year they were ranked #1 pre-season behind Stafford and Knowshon Moreno (2 more names).

I'm at a loss now. 

Here is a fact, the state of Georgia has a LOTTTTT of talent.  Some go to Georgia, some go to Auburn, and a bunch go to neighboring states like Florida and South Carolina.

Eric Berry, maybe the best athlete in college football, went to Tennessee.

If Georgia could get most of their high school talent to attend the U of G, they would be National Championship contenders CONSISTENTLY!

Mark Richt is a good coach.  He has a bunch of 10 win seasons.  He's definitely not a GREAT coach nor is he a very good recruiter.  If he were either, Georgia would be in the Nat'l Championship hunt.

Here is the question:


As long as Mark Richt is the coach, UGA will never be in the hunt with Florida, Bama, or LSU.  This much is true.