Mark Richt addressed the media yesterday afternoon and, as he is wont to do, he discussed this weekend's opponent, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. Now, CSU is no pushover. The Bucs are 8-3 on the year and an outside threat to make the FCS playoffs. Head coach Jamey Chadwell is 18-6 in two seasons at the helm, and earlier this season the Bucs lost a hard-fought 21-20 decision at Vandy. In other words, these guys are not the Sisters of Mercy JV.
That being said, they are Charleston Southern. The Georgia Bulldogs will enjoy a decided physical advantage at nearly every position on the field, and enjoy depth that the Buccaneers can only dream of having. If the Classic City Canines don't win this one handily, it will be a shock.
No one knows this better than Mark Richt. And I'm fairly certain it bugs the heck out of him. He needs to impress upon his team how serious this game is. These are the things Mark Richt had to say about Charleston Southern:
Richt: "It’s hard to beat teams that are used to winning. This team has the fever when it comes to winning." #UGAvsCS— Logan Booker (@LoganBooker_BI) November 18, 2014
Richt now marveling that Charleston Southern has one LB named Zach Johnston, and another LB named Zach Johnson.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) November 18, 2014
Coach Richt quick to point out that Charleston Southern almost beat Vanderbilt 21-20...didn't mention lost to Presbyterian the next week 7-3— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) November 18, 2014
Blah. Pretty bland. And not really that motivating.
Mark Richt says he will watch the Missouri-Tennessee game in his PJs, after taking a shower. More news as it develops.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) November 18, 2014
Important follow-up from Richt: I've got a lot of PJs at my house." But none of them are orange. "Last time I wore orange was at (Miami.)"— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) November 18, 2014
Okay, now it's just getting ri-damn-diculous. So I thought today I'd take a stab at the things Mark Richt should have told us about Charleston Southern in his Monday presser, but didn't.
Stay tuned, going to tweet the things I wish Coach Richt would say about the Charleston Southern Buccaneers.— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 18, 2014
"No team on our schedule is more dangerous when armed with oyster-shucking knives than Charleston Southern."— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 18, 2014
"If you give Jamey Chadwell a turnip he'll turn it into a unicorn playing a xylophone. Or stewed turnips. Either way it's impressive."— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 18, 2014
At some point things got out of hand, as several members of the Charleston Southern football team found these and started favoriting and retweeting them. Did I say "out of hand"? I meant "pretty cool." Good sports apparently, the Buccaneers.
A few more, with feeling:
"If Charleston Southern were a dog it'd be a Boykin spaniel in a bow tie. We've never beaten a Boykin in a bow tie, and that worries me."— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 18, 2014
"Charleston Southern is actually in North Charleston, which shows you just how good their misdirection game is."— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 18, 2014
"Worried about Charleston Southern playing dirty. Can't trust Buccaneers, man. Anybody know if they've even read the Code of the Brethren?"— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 19, 2014
"Charleston Southern has the one slot receiver, man he's fast. Turns out the lights and is in bed asleep before the room gets dark."— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 19, 2014
"The one DE has great anticipation. He tweets out 'Scandal' spoilers two weeks in advance."— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) November 19, 2014
You get the picture. Here's hoping the Charleston Southern Buccaneers are only half as daunting as making up scary stats about the Buccaneers. Until later . . .