Saturday, January 22, 2011

So You Hate Richt, but Love Stacy Searels?

I'm amazed by the talk from people who hate Richt and/or want him fired because of our school's performance in recent seasons, yet are lamenting the loss of "elite coach" Stacy Searels.

Really?

Searels has been the most underachieving coach in Richt's tenure. Seems like complete hypocrisy to want the head coach fired, yet be upset over the loss of the weakest link because of some perceived greatness (and obviously ignoring his unit's performance 3 of his 4 years here).

If you somehow think Searels is a great coach and it's a loss for the program, I may not agree with you, but I can accept you feel that way. However, if you hold that opinion and think Richt should have already been sent packing, then there's a logical fallacy with your line of thinking.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed!

<--- Dawg Stephen Himself said...

Completely 100%, dead on the money with this post. Could not agree more. i happen to know a couple of the current linemen and a recruit that are sorry to see him go, but they also know that at the end of the day, its a business, that CSS did what was best for him, and that Coach Richt is going after a TOP NOTCH guy to replace him.

If the run game gets going, then it will make the WR's we have 100% better. Keep up the great work here on your blog.

Anonymous said...

I have seen many comments, and one blogger in particular deride Searls as a sorry coach, yet you read Texas coach Mac Brown, and their blogger's comments, and you would think coach Searls invented blocking, which is it? I've watched Ga. football since 1966, and I saw Dooly go thru a couple of down periods, he recovered, and so will Mark Richt.

Paul said...

Searels worked magic in 2007 with a very young and thin OL. He was considered a huge hire coming from LSU where he had coached several very good lines. In 2008 I don't know if he did a great job or not with losing his best linemen early in the year but still having a very potent offense with a couple of bad games, UF and AL that year which were pretty good teams. However last year and this year with a lot of experience both years the OL grossly underperformed. I wish Searels the best but maybe a fresh start for the linemen we have is the best thing for the team, at least I hope it is.

Paul said...

The only place I hear that anyone is upset about Searls leaving is on various blogs. From my perspective as an alumni and season ticket holder, I have yet to speak to a single person who is upset that Searls went to Texas. It's not that they are glad to see him go, most aren't, but I don't know anyone who is upset or even worried about it either.