FanPost

What's an acceptable result in Jacksonville?


Today, Mark Bradley sensibly posits the question, "UGA fans, what’s an acceptable result in Jacksonville?"

As I see it, there are only two acceptable results: a win or a crushing defeat.

Bradley broaches the relevant consideration: Willie Martinez.  If we lose in a close game, I'm convinced we're stuck with Willie for another year.  This cannot happen.

Think about it: We can probably finish up the rest of the schedule without getting blown out of the water because we're only really weak against the pass, and Kodi Burns is the only real passing threat left on the schedule.  Heh.  Anyway, we'd finish the year with 3 close losses that can just as easily be pinned on the flu, bad officiating, and playing the best team in our division (and, ultimately, maybe even the nation).  That leaves only one humiliating loss to Tennessee, a rival who (a) gives us fits every year anyway and (b) surprised absolutely everyone with a break-out QB performance.  It's just too easy for Coach Richt to talk himself into giving his long-time friend one more shot under these circumstances.

Make no mistake about it: if Willie keeps coaching we will continue to lose at least 2 games every year that we should not.  It will probably even get worse -- now that all of Van Gorder's kids have graduated, no one on our D has been (or will be) taught proper fundamentals.  Our offense won't keep bailing us out of games.  Our recruiting will ultimately suffer.  We'll go back to third place in our own division.  Or worse.

At least if we were torched, there would no more excuses, and Coach Richt would be forced to upgrade at defensive coordinator at the end of the year.  Some small part of me almost -- ALMOST -- hopes for a loss for this very reason, but Georgia beating those jorts-wearing, "Corch"-saying, smarmy SOBs would just be too sweet.  (And our team has already had to deal with too much criticism from us this year.  I can't stomach wishing anything bad on them.)

So, what do you think is an acceptable result in Jacksonville this year?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Dawg Sports

You must be a member of Dawg Sports to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Dawg Sports. You should read them.

Join Dawg Sports

You must be a member of Dawg Sports to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Dawg Sports. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker