Sorry for the delay in posting our regular chronicle of Mark Richt's march towards becoming the winningest coach in Georgia Bulldogs football history. Unlike the football team, we're still shaking off the preseason rust. Those responsible for this oversight have been sacked.*
After a glorious Saturday night in Sanford Stadium, Mark Richt earned his 127th victory as head coach between the hedges. He has now coached 172 total games as the head Dawg, for a career win percentage of 73.8%. He now needs 75 victories to surpass Vince Dooley as the most successful football coach in Georgia history.
Only two other coaches, Wally Butts and Vince Dooley, have captained the ship in Athens as long as Mark Richt has. At the identical point in their college coaching careers, Wally Butts was 110-54-8 (67.1%) after defeating the Florida Gators 14-13 in the 1954 edition of the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party; and Vince Dooley was 112-54-6 (67.5%) following a 27-20 home loss to South Carolina to start the 1979 season 0-3.
* - Note: Many years ago, "sacked" was a euphemism for "drunk." Just so you know.