Early last month the guys over at GatorCountry put together an article about the first 5 years in the SEC for Richt, Spurrier, Fulmer and others. (scout.com membership required to read it)
Richt stacks up nicely to some of the all-timers in the league when looking at his first 5 years in the league.
Although, I disagree with the writer's conclusion that Fulmer's first 5 full years are more impressive than Richt's. Richt has won more games, more head to head matchups, more SEC Titles and more SEC East titles than Fulmer won his first 5 years. Richt even beat the Gators once in his first five years. Something Fulmer didn't do in his first full five years.
A further look at Richt's first five years (With apologies to Kyle King who usually covers this ground):
- Richt overall: 52-13
At home: 27-4
At a neutral site: 6-7 (Jacksonville, SECC and Bowls)
In an opponent's home stadium: 19-2
In the SEC Championship Game: 2-1
In Bowls: 3-2 (Dooley was 8-10-2 in bowls)
Obviously, this pace won't continue like that. But it's nice to think about.