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The Mark Richt Victory Watch: Episode 138, #SpurrierRetires Edition

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A Special Night – #SpurrierRetires*

"I wanted to hang half a hundred on ‘em."- Steve Spurrier, Oct. 28,1995    Dear Steve, Were those words tasty or did you cover them in ketchup?
"I wanted to hang half a hundred on ‘em."- Steve Spurrier, Oct. 28,1995 Dear Steve, Were those words tasty or did you cover them in ketchup?
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Maybe it was just me and maybe I'm living in some alternate universe right now, but tonight felt special.  Really special.  Record Breaking Special.  Spurrier Retiring Special.*  For the last two weeks we've been wringing our hands wondering just what in tarnation the folks at Butts-Mehre were thinking with respect to our Quarterback situation.  We didn't know if we were ever going to have a starter at QB.  Our only hope lay in Chubb.

Tonight we found out what they were thinking.  Tonight convinced me that everyone who suspected trickery was going on at Butts-Mehre was absolutely 100% correct.  Our coaching staff knew exactly what Greyson Lambert was capable of all along.  They simply chose to hold back to keep the OBC guessing and unable to properly prepare for us.  We all know Coach Spurrier spends 365 days each year preparing to play us.  This year someone in our coaching staff refused to give him anything to work with.

Tonight we repaid an old debt and hung half a hundred on Spurrier between the hedges.  Chubb had his 11th consecutive game with over 100 yards rushing.  I bet you can guess who has 12.  Greyson Lambert over took Mike Bobo for the school record for most consecutive complete passes and the NCAA record for highest percent complete in a single game where there were at least 20 attempts.  As Monty_Python noted in the post game thread, Lambert did all of the following:

  • Completed 20 consecutive passes (UGA record)
  • Ran twice, once for 9 yards
  • Completed 24 of 25 passes for a 96% completion percentage (NCAA record)
  • Threw for a total of 330 yards
  • Averaged more than 13 yards per pass attempt
  • Completed passes to 9 different receivers
  • 3 touchdowns

On top of Lambert's incredible stats tonight we also have Chubb's contribution:

  • 21 total carries
  • 159 total yards
  • 7.6 yards per carry average
  • 2 touchdowns

To be sure, we have multiple weapons both offensively and defensively.  For that we must thank the Almighty and please remember to continue to pray for the health of Mr. Chubb* (suggested prayer found at the end of this article) and the rest of the Bulldog Team, Staff & Coaches.

It is therefore my deepest honor and privilege to once again bring to you, the Mark Richt Victory Watch.

Mark Richt has now secured his 139th career win, in only 187 total games as the head man in charge in the Classic City. Coach Richt currently boasts a 139-48 record and a .7433 winning percentage.  At the identical juncture in their careers:

Coach Wally Butts was 115-64-8 (.6150) following a loss to Mississippi State between the hedges.

Vince Dooley and the 1980 National Championship Bulldogs featuring Herschel Walker had just won their seventh game of the season against Kentucky bringing Coach Dooley to an all-time record of 125-56-6 (.6684).

Coach Richt is now one win shy of Coach Butts total wins during his tenure.  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.

I'll be back later in the week to update the #Chubb4Heisman campaign, until then . . .

Go 'Dawgs !!!

*There is no actual official word of a Steve Spurrier Retirement.  There is not even a reliable anonymous source.  There is only wishful thinking from The Bulldog Nation and I suspect a large number of the Gamecock Nation as well as a large number of suggestions on Twitter.  Bon Jour y'all.

**Dear Lord, We ask in earnest request that you have a hedge of protection over 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!!"