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Mark Richt honored for community service efforts

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03:37 PM ET 05.11 | Georgia Bulldogs head coach has one of the best teams in the nation and the return of senior quarterback Aaron Murray will only help. However, he has been making a big impact in more places than just the football field. Richt will be receiving the 2-13 Stallings Award Monday, May 13, in Dallas for his contributions in the community. The Stallings Award was "created to honor college football head coaches who are also humanitarians and strive to promote healthy, vibrant communities through charitable and community service efforts."

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May 12, 2013  01:37 AM ET

Nice to hear about something positive during the offseason..

May 12, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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Nice to hear about something positive during the offseason..

Now he needs to translate this to something positive during the season! Underachievers!!



GO BUCKS!!!

May 12, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Richt is a great guy, no doubt about it. However, I'm always amazed that he's never on the hot seat. After Florida, Texas and California, Georgia is one of the most talent rich states in the country for football recruits. Georgia had the most draft picks from 2003-2012 in the best conference in the world and the fourth most first round picks, behind powers LSU, Alabama and Florida. In the same amount of time, all those teams have won multiple national championships, yet Georgia has not even made an appearance in the National Championship Game. In my opinion, Georgia has been one of the most disappointing programs under Richt.

May 12, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Nice to hear about something positive during the offseason..

Yes it is. Too bad the bottom line is money generation. I used to think it was wins but events from the last few years indicate otherwise.

May 12, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Richt is a great guy, no doubt about it. However, I'm always amazed that he's never on the hot seat. After Florida, Texas and California, Georgia is one of the most talent rich states in the country for football recruits. Georgia had the most draft picks from 2003-2012 in the best conference in the world and the fourth most first round picks, behind powers LSU, Alabama and Florida. In the same amount of time, all those teams have won multiple national championships, yet Georgia has not even made an appearance in the National Championship Game. In my opinion, Georgia has been one of the most disappointing programs under Richt.

Richt WAS on the hot seat ... until his team made it to the SEC champ game last year.

And you are right the state of Georgia is fertile recruiting grounds, but Richt can't have them all especilly considering Saban recruits Georgia hard as do many other top programs.

Football is not linear ... therefore just because (A) you're in fertile recruiting grounds, (B) you have players drafted to the NFL and (C) you're in the SEC ... that doesn't mean you're a failure if you don't make an appearance in the NCG. There are simply too many variables that happen within and over the course of 12 games.

May 12, 2013  05:10 PM ET
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Richt WAS on the hot seat ... until his team made it to the SEC champ game last year.And you are right the state of Georgia is fertile recruiting grounds, but Richt can't have them all especilly considering Saban recruits Georgia hard as do many other top programs.Football is not linear ... therefore just because (A) you're in fertile recruiting grounds, (B) you have players drafted to the NFL and (C) you're in the SEC ... that doesn't mean you're a failure if you don't make an appearance in the NCG. There are simply too many variables that happen within and over the course of 12 games.

Exactly Richt's seat was on fire until last year and they stood toe to toe with Bama. Just a little short but tremendous effort. Grantham is going to have to earn his pay this year lots of work to do but offense should be solid.

 
May 13, 2013  12:54 AM ET
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Exactly Richt's seat was on fire until last year and they stood toe to toe with Bama. Just a little short but tremendous effort. Grantham is going to have to earn his pay this year lots of work to do but offense should be solid.

Probably not what you want to hear ... but I've always thought Richt would be a great fit at UTx (I was ready for Muschamp to take over but the FL job opened up). UTx absolutely HAS to have a coach that can stand up to the rich alums and boosters and keep them from meddling -- and keep the money flowing. Richt and Patterson (TCU) are the 2 that would be able to pull it off IMO.

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