I have been thinking about this since Saturday night and i actually mentioned it aloud to my wife when i was watching the Tide dismantle the Dawgs.
Why did Richt defer to the 2nd half? With all the emotion, black jerseys, NC hopes and dreams, if you get a chance to get the ball first, DAMNIT YOU TAKE IT! Alabama was out scoring their opponets 72-0 in the 1st quarter, we love to punch people in the mouth while taking their pride and you let us get the ball first. That first drive set the tone for the ball game and took the crowd out of it. When you guys punted to us and we then marched again and got a score, it was evident that UGA had its hands full.
So with all the talk about Defensive calls, penalties and a case of the dropsies, i believe Richt not giving the ball to his offense to start the game, might have been his biggest mistake. Think about it. UGA gets the ball, scores a TD and the freakin place errupts! This changes the game completely.
Just my thoughts..