The worst-case scenario happened for the Georgia Bulldogs. They now find themselves 0-2 and 0-1 in the SEC, resulting in Mark Richt’s seat getting uncomfortably warm.
The Bulldogs faced two Top-15 teams in their first two games of the season and were pounded by Boise State 35-21 and edged out by South Carolina 45-42.
It was extremely important for Richt to win one of these games to keep the criticism to a minimum. Now, the question emerges—how much longer does Richt have as head coach?
Personally, I think Richt has done a tremendous job as head coach, and no one can deny how great his work at Georgia has been.
But I know how SEC fans are, and I know that with back-to-back-to-back disappointing seasons, the Bulldog nation is getting restless. (I consider the 2008 season to be a disappointment because of all the talent that team had like Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, A.J. Green, Mohamed Massaquoi and still lost three games.)
Have the Bulldogs been shaky lately? Yes, but Richt is still one of the better coaches in college football today, and this is why he’ll still be head coach for the Bulldogs in 2012.