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How Do the 1941 and 2012 Football Seasons Compare?

Though this college football season will produce neither a conference nor a national title for the Georgia Bulldogs, it remains one of the best uncrowned seasons in school history. In that regard, the 2012 Bulldogs resemble the 1941 Georgia squad.

Where Do the 2012 'Dawgs Rank in Georgia History?

Though this college football season will produce neither a conference nor a national title for Georgia, it remains one of the best uncrowned seasons in school history. In that regard, the 2012 Bulldogs resemble the 1931 Georgia squad.

Georgia Bulldogs 2012 Olympic Update: Allison is the Schmitt!

Georgia Bulldog Allison Schmitt, already the recipient of bronze and silver medals at the 2012 London Olympics, took home the gold on Tuesday, setting new American and Olympic records in the process.

Grading Mark Richt's First Ten Years With the Georgia Bulldogs (Part II)

As the 2011 college football season approaches, many fans of the Georgia Bulldogs are asking whether Mark Richt is getting the job done. Dawg Sports provides historical perspective by comparing the Bulldogs' current coach to Harry Mehre, Wally Butts, and Vince Dooley.

Grading Mark Richt's First Ten Years With the Georgia Bulldogs (Part I)

Mark Richt enters his eleventh college football season as the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs on the hot seat. Dawg Sports compares the embattled coach to his most accomplished predecessors, Harry Mehre, Wally Butts, and Vince Dooley.

Right Result, Wrong Reasons: Why Mark Richt Really Isn't on the Hot Seat

SB Nation's SEC weblog, Team Speed Kills, reached the correct conclusion that Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt isn't on the hot seat, but Dawg Sports says the right result was arrived at for the wrong reasons.

Going into his 10th season, some folks are wondering how much time is left for him in Athens. I...

Going into his 10th season, some folks are wondering how much time is left for him in Athens. I personally am wondering if that is more a reflection of his record (unlikely) or just the fact that we're not used to SEC coaches sticking around for that long.

The above passage is the only part of Year2's examination of Mark Richt's longevity as the head coach of the Bulldogs with which I take issue. I disagree with that sentiment, for two reasons. First of all, the reason "some folks" are "wondering" about such things is that the "folks" in question know little to nothing about the University of Georgia, its history, its administration, or its fan base. The more you know about the culture in the Classic City, the more certain you are that there's nothing to all this "hot seat" nonsense. If Paul Finebaum says otherwise, it's only because Paul Finebaum doesn't know whereof he speaks, Paul Finebaum is more interested in stirring the pot than in making sense, or both. My second quarrel is separate, yet it also underscores the correctness of my initial objection. In Athens, we are, in fact, "used to SEC coaches sticking around for that long." Counting the head coach whose tenure overlapped with the founding of the Southeastern Conference, the Bulldogs have had eight head coaches as an SEC member institution. Only two of those served fewer than five seasons in that role. Since the SEC came into being, the Red and Black have been led by coaches who served ten years (Harry Mehre), 22 years (Wally Butts), and 25 years (Vince Dooley). As long as Mark Richt is not fired before the end of the 2010 season, half of the head football coaches to have served in Sanford Stadium in the SEC era will have lasted a decade or more between the hedges. I can't speak for the rest of the league, but, at Georgia, we're perfectly accustomed to seeing head coaches last for the long haul. I was in my first quarter as a student at the University of Georgia when my father and I attended the Bulldogs' season opener in Coach Dooley's final fall as the Red and Black coach. I will not be surprised in the slightest if my two-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, is in her first semester as a student at the University of Georgia when she and I attend the Bulldogs' season opener in Coach Richt's final fall as the Red and Black coach. Go 'Dawgs!

John Isner, Wimbledon, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Long March of History

Former Georgia Bulldogs star John Isner made history at Wimbledon this week. Dawg Sports places Isner's achievement in the context of the history of Bulldog tennis, the University, and the state.

Why Gregg Doyel's Defense of NCAA Tournament Expansion Justifies Opposing a College Football Playoff

CBS Sportsline's Gregg Doyel has defended the idea of expanding the NCAA tournament field to 96 teams, and his arguments demonstrate why it is vitally important that there never be a playoff in Division I-A college football.

Grading Mark Richt After Nine Years With the Georgia Bulldogs (Part II)

Mark Richt is just the fourth coach in Georgia Bulldogs history to have lasted at least nine seasons at the head of the Red and Black football program. How does he compare to Harry Mehre, Wally Butts, and Vince Dooley? Dawg Sports breaks it down.

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