During coach Mark Richt’s recent weekly radio show, there was some interesting callers. As the AJC reports, one caller asked Richt why he should continue to “invest” in the program. Kind of a lame question, but here’s Richt’s response:
“The bottom line is if you’re a true fan, in my opinion, you’re going to support your team no matter what. I don’t think you’re going to just love the boys when they win and hate on them when they lose, you know. . . . Our league is one that is a very, very tough league, and we’re not always going to win. We find ourselves 0-2 for the first time in 10 years, and it’s not a comfortable spot. It’s not a spot we want to be in. But it’s not like we got shellacked and run off the field. We actually, I thought, represented very well, even though we lost.
“The bottom line, of course, is the win. But the way the guys fought . . . there was a lot of courage; there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears. . . . If you just watch the spirit of these young men and how they fought and how the coaches fought, I think that is admirable. And I would say you certainly should continue to support for those reasons. . . . ”
I would have probably told him to “invest” somewhere else. What a joke. Richt of course handles the criticism with class always. Stand up guy.