First off, I'm not a huge fan of Jeff Schultz. The guy seems to enjoy punching you while you're up, and kicking you even harder when your down. However, I read his most recent article in the AJC and thought that it raised some interesting questions. (Article)
Richt gets criticized for not showing enough emotion on the sideline. That might be unfair. But here’s something worth asking: Is he obsessed enough?
There’s no question Richt wants to win. But he has a lot more things in his life now, like taking mission trips to Honduras. It doesn’t mean football isn’t important to him. Anybody who has seen him after losses knows otherwise. But college football coaching, particularly in the SEC, has become a 24/7/365 job.
Richt in a conference with some truly obsessed coaches: Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Bobby Petrino. Watch Derek Dooley and you can almost see sparks coming off his head. If we see that, you know Tennessee players see that.
The rest is border-lining typical Jeff Schultz, but I wanted to post that snippet here to see what everyone else feels about Mark Richt's level of obsessiveness.
Has anyone else been thinking the same thing in recent months?