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10:41 AM ET 07.17 | Mark Richt has seen a lot in his 10 seasons as UGA's football coach. He's never had a recruiting moment like Friday night. Four players committed at the same time at UGA's "Dawg Night" prospect camp (This was a "package deal" unlike any other -- four players from four different high schools, from three different states). John Theus, a 5-star offensive lineman from Jacksonville, and a trio of 2013 recruits -- Camden County QB Brice Ramsey, WR-DB Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., and RB Derrick Henry of Yulee, Fla. -- all huddled around Richt and pledged at the same time (and a fifth one committed later in the night).

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July 17, 2011  11:34 AM ET

Haters. Everyone should be more positive about a standup coach, like Richt, that attempts to do things the right way. How come people defend a cheater that wins like Tressel? A record like that is like Barry Bonds setting the homerun record on PEDs. Can't anyone support a class individual when you see one? I am convinced people are inherently rooting for the "good guy" to fail.

July 17, 2011  11:42 AM ET

powerprof - agreed that Richt is a standup guy but I also agree with US fija that he needs to start translating the talent to wins on the field....many of these stellar recruits have not lived up to expectations and/or have gotten in legal/academic trouble - as a UGA fan, I am rooting for Richt but his time has come to make it happen this year

July 17, 2011  11:49 AM ET
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Haters. Everyone should be more positive about a standup coach, like Richt, that attempts to do things the right way. How come people defend a cheater that wins like Tressel? A record like that is like Barry Bonds setting the homerun record on PEDs. Can't anyone support a class individual when you see one? I am convinced people are inherently rooting for the "good guy" to fail.

Unfortunately its all about winning. Even if Richt and other coaches are stand up guys, most SEC fan bases have a what have you done for me lately mentality. Lose a few games that you are expected to win and the natives get restless and start calling for your head.

July 17, 2011  11:59 AM ET
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Huh? Richt on the hot seat?

No, one will decommit before he actually signs. One won't get in for academic reasons, another will choose baseball, and the other two will suck. Hey, it does make for a nice story.

July 17, 2011  12:00 PM ET
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Haters. Everyone should be more positive about a standup coach, like Richt, that attempts to do things the right way. How come people defend a cheater that wins like Tressel? A record like that is like Barry Bonds setting the homerun record on PEDs. Can't anyone support a class individual when you see one? I am convinced people are inherently rooting for the "good guy" to fail.

Coaches are going to get canned whether they are a good guy or not...and winning may not matter either. Several lately have been canned after winning...some were "good guys" and some were "bad" for various reasons. If the team, admin or boosters lose faith in them they are gone regardless of record, character/integrity or lack thereof.

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July 17, 2011  12:46 PM ET

Terrible public school system in Georgia with widespread cheating but at least their getting some recruits. And isn't that the most important thing.

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July 17, 2011  01:57 PM ET

Agreed that Richt is a standup guy. Not too many coaches would go out of their way to make sure their successor has this kind of talent after they get canned in December. Richt and Dabo -- swell, frickin guys.

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July 17, 2011  02:52 PM ET
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Terrible public school system in Georgia with widespread cheating but at least their getting some recruits. And isn't that the most important thing.

Bluesniffer, before you go insulting the intelligence of others, please learn the difference between there, their, and they're, and end questions with a question mark (?). Did you go to school up North or something? BW, the cheating scandal was in a few Atlanta City Schools, not widespread in Georgia. Learn a fact or two, or troll somewhere else.

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