October 25th, 2011 04:36 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Florida, Georgia
Tags: Four Horsemen, Georgia, Mark Richt, Peach State
At 5-2, Mark Richt has gotten his team to rebound nicely from an 0-2 start. But his team’s wins haven’t come against the Four Horsemen, the Seven Blocks of Granite or the Monsters of the Midway.
Everyone in the Peach State — and beyond — knows that this is an important game for Richt’s future at Georgia. Athletic director Greg McGarity told the media yesterday that his coach will not be judged on game. “I think, at the end of the day, you look at the entire body of work.”
“Our goals are to get to Atlanta. So a win is a win in the East. They’re all big. I think what happens is, this is the sixth game in the league of the year for both teams. And you only have two left. So this game carries so much weight, and usually has.”
It seems that the message is this — Richt doesn’t have to beat Florida to help save his job. He has to beat Florida to win the East to help save his job.
Either way, Saturday’s game may be the biggest of Richt’s career.
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