After a few days of awful publicity, Georgia football coach Mark Richt finally offered up an apology for his role in his team’s notorious group-celebration penalty against the Florida Gators. On the Richt-er scale of classlessness, the premeditated choreography was off the charts.
But call it what it really was: A surrender flag to standards in the name of motivating the kind of player you recruit.
Interestingly enough, most of the outrage came from the media and non-Georgia fans. For the most part, the coaching fraternity, which has a self-serving agenda, saw it differently. Typical example: former Auburn coach Terry Bowden.
“I just wish I had thought of it first,” said Bowden. “I thought it was pure genius