It's always great to be a Georgia Bulldog. On an October Sunday Morning after a Georgia Win without their Heisman Candidate Running Back* while breaking a two game losing streak, it's a really great time to be a Georgia Bulldog.
What's that murmuring in the background? It was an ugly win? The fanbase is unhappy? Bench Lambert! Start the Watergirl at QB!!! #FireErrybody???!!! Well if that's how you're feeling this morning, Johnny Cash has a song for you:
Now that we've had a moment to nurse the hangover and sadness, let's move on to seeing if we can make some delicious Chicken Salad out of yesterday's Chicken Poop as CaptJackSparrow suggested yesterday in the comment thread. (Y'all knew I was going to.)
Harvard Business Review has written several articles on the power of progress. As it turns out, the smart people up there have done quite a bit of research the result of which is a simple truth. There is no more powerful a motivator than progress. Small wins are big motivation. However ugly it may have been, however empty the victory may feel, however small the win may be, nothing is more motivating than progress. We made progress yesterday. We turned the great big cruise ship 180 degrees. Like Marines we did not retreat, we simply marched forward in a new direction. We stopped losing. We #BeatMizzou. We won the game against an SEC East opponent. We came home and we won.
It is therefore my deepest honor and privilege to once again bring to you, the Mark Richt Victory Watch.
I don't know if you all have had a moment to realize, but yesterday's win over Mizzou marked Coach Mark Richt's 141st career win in his tenure at our beloved UGA. It took Coach Wally Butts 22 seasons to amass 140 wins. CMR has now passed CWB in most wins for a Head Football Coach at UGA and is second only to Coach Vince Dooley.
Coach Richt currently boasts a 141-50 record and a .7382 winning percentage. At the identical juncture in their careers:
Coach Wally Butts was 117-65-9 (.5957) after Rolling Over the Tuscaloosa Tide.
Vince Dooley and the 1980 National Championship Bulldogs featuring Herschel Walker had just won their eleventh game of the season against Tech bringing Coach Dooley to an all-time record of 129-56-6 (.6754).
Despite how you may feel this morning, the fact remains: Mark Richt remains statistically head and shoulders above his historical coevals at the same point in their respective careers and the one man for whom I would leave my new husband, Mr. Podunkdawg, should I be presented with such an opportunity.
As always . . .
Go 'Dawgs !!!
PS: Y'all pray I survive today's trip hunting in the woods without ruining hubby's hunting pretty please?
*Dear Lord, We ask in earnest request that you
have a hedge of protection over grant a speedy recovery to Nick Chubb to maintain his health, add strength to his legs, and quickness to his feet. So that he might lead our Glorious Dawgs to extraordinary feats. Deliver Chubb to a Heisman crown and make the Dawg Nation, National Championship bound. And all the people of this Church say "Go Dawgs!!"