The fan, who was calling into question an assistant coach, finally got under Richt's skin. At the height of the argument he stated, “I see your frustration, I understand your frustration. I wasn’t born yesterday, I’ve coached football for 25 years, so I know what the hell I’m doing, OK?”
Richt went on to say, “I appreciate your passion, I appreciate your support for this football team. Everybody can just calm down and know that we’re in good hands.”
Now to be honest, after the bowl game this past season, I believed it might be time for Richt to step down—not because he couldn't coach, but because I thought he had lost his fire. However, he has admitted his mistakes this past season. He fixed the strength and conditioning issue. The players have stayed out of trouble, and most of all, he has that fire in his eye again.
There is an old saying about family: “We might fight with each other, but we will fight for each other as well.” This is where I am at today. I am sick and tired of people acting as if Mark Richt can't coach because he had one bad season. I am not here blindly defending him because he is the coach at UGA. I am defending him because he has earned that right.
He is our coach, like it or not, and until that changes, we need to rise up and support our coach! Just in case you are hesitant, I hope this article serves as a reminder of why we should be supporting him.