I am pleased to bring you the long-overdue return of the Mark Richt Victory Watch, in which we count down to Coach Richt’s eventual overtaking of Vince Dooley as the winningest coach in Georgia history.
The Mark Richt Victory Watch now stands at 82. Coach Richt needs just 119 more victories to tie Coach Dooley.
The Bulldogs’ Capital One Bowl victory improved Coach Richt’s record to 82-22 (.789) after 104 games. Despite the Red and Black’s stumble down the stretch, Mark Richt continues to have the best record of any Georgia coach at this point in his career.
After 104 games, Wally Butts was 75-26-3 (.736) and Vince Dooley was 69-30-5 (.688). While this afternoon’s outing was by no means the prettiest victory of the Mark Richt era, it still goes into the books as a W to continue Coach Richt’s run of success and give the Bulldogs their 25th all-time bowl win and their sixth ten-win season in the last seven years.