Sunday, August 30, 2015

Patience, a noun. (part two)

Coach Richt has been patient. And before you take that the wrong way, my meaning is that he's waited to have the support, financial and otherwise, that he now enjoys.

The rambunctious energy that surrounded the Belk Bowl turned in the old coach's favor. Ever since he's been letting it ride and watching the cash stack fat.

Way fat.

Coach Richt bashers and Coach Richt apologists alike have to agree that the level of support for the football program in Athens is at a level that is unprecedented. Gone are the days of those that put Richt on a pedestal saying things like "Well, if only they'd let the man have the support staff he deserves..." or, "I mean jeez, Richt got caught paying his own staff out of his own bank account!"

In short, it's time to put up or shut up. No excuses. Morehead helped McGarity open the coffers. And now there's a lot less office space in Butts-Mehre.

No, I'm not declaring 2015 a Natty or bust season. But the investment should show some measure of return, no?

In the very least, I'm anxious to see how our team performs with all of this influx of support. We've all been patient. Let's see what happens the next couple seasons now that UGA is finally all in.