"I think a lot of people expect blood," Richt said of the reaction following a 45-19 loss Saturday to Tennessee that dropped Georgia to 3-3 for the first time since 1996. "They want somebody to be let go or fired or that kind of thing, and maybe that's what needs to be done, but at this point right now, we're going to do what we know is the best thing to do and that's to focus on this game this week."That's exactly what he should be saying. The only way to throw in the towel on the season completely and send this team into a death spiral way, way, way beyond anything we've seen so far is to say something stupid like "I'm going to fire some coaches at the end of the season."
The best we can hope for is that Richt will keep an open mind on staff changes at the end of the season. But for now, he's got to sell his team that 9 or 10 wins is still on the table. He's got to find some way to sell that.
He found a way to do that in 2006 following a streak of losing 4 of 5 games including the Vandy and Kentucky losses. And they followed that up with wins over #5 Auburn, Top 25 GT and Top 20 Virginia Tech.
Also, for those of you who absurdly think Richt needs to go and "he can't turn this around." Remember, that Vince Dooley was hung in effigy following the 1974 season. Two years later, he played Pitt in the Sugar Bowl for a share of the national title.
Anything can happen. It's on Richt to make something happen.
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