Should Mark Richt Be Questioned on His Record in Big Games?
Chuck Oliver of radio station 680 the Fan asked about it right after the Alabama game, then apologized for his timing. Was he right to ask, or right to recant?
Georgia football coach Mark Richt got into it with an Atlanta radio host last weekend after falling just short of upsetting Alabama for the SEC Championship and an invitation to the national title game.
The question from 680 the Fan host Chuck Oliver: "There are people who say you and Aaron Murray specifically come up short on the biggest stage against the biggest opponents. Do you have any response to that?"
Richt didn't like the question and, after challenging Oliver to make the accusation himself, didn't really answer it. He did come back after ending his conference to say, "If anybody thinks our guys didn't play their tail off and Aaron Murray didn't play his tail off, they're crazy. That's unbelievable that somebody would even bring that up."
Oliver backed away from his question afterward, saying he used “awful, terrible, wretched, horrid judgment” in asking, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
But Oliver's not exactly the first person to raise the issue of Richt and Murray's record against top teams -- he was just the first person to raise it after a heartbreaking loss in which Georgia's performance was almost universally praised.
So, who was right? Chuck Oliver, for asking a top football coach a tough question? Or Chuck Oliver, for apologizing for asking that question? Tell us in the comments.