Thursday, October 15, 2009

Remember the Speech Mark Richt Gave the Basketball Team?

With the Georgia Bulldogs opening basketball practice Friday at 5:00 p.m. I was reminded of the inspirational speech Mark Richt gave the hard court Dawgs. Coach Pete Herrman had just taken over the squad following the dismissal of Dennis Felton. The Dawgs were winless in conference play and going nowhere fast. Enter Mark Richt.

Following the speech from the football coach, the basketball Dawgs proceeded to whip the Florida Gators in Athens. It was a singular bright spot in a truly dismal season.

In relative terms, the football team is where the basketball team was then. In need of a spark, an emotinoal lift. A players only meeting was called (and quickly reported to the press). Will that prove to be the spark?

Given our history of playing down to Vanderbilt and our apparent lack of killer instinct when playing lesser talented teams, we could use any emotinal advantage we can get.  Simply having more talent has not gotten the job done.

Perhaps Coach Richt should give the football team the same pep talk he gave the basketballers. He may even want to give Coach Mark Fox a shot.


Bernie said...

Was that Pete Hermann we saw leaving BM Wednesday evening?

Anonymous said...

can you believe a girl is reading about football. lol :) i can't help it i love it!

mandie reed