Posted: 5:14 pm Monday, March 10th, 2014

Mark Richt: “Be careful what we ask for” 

By Michael Carvell

An NCAA committee will discuss an early signing period for football this summer.

When we’ve polled SEC and ACC coaches over the last few years about one rule change they’d most like to see to improve recruiting, one of the most popular answers has been an early signing period. Almost all coaches are in favor of some form of it.

UGA's Mark Richt (AP)

UGA’s Mark Richt (AP)

However, don’t count on Mark Richt for automatically voting “yes” in favor it.

Here’s what UGA’s coach had to say about an early signing period in a recent interview with the AJC:

“I always say ‘Be careful what we ask for’ because I don’t know what that will do to our recruiting calendar. I think there’s some sanity to it right now. I think if everybody plays by the same rules, then it’s good as it is. I’d be afraid to change it. I don’t want to turn the regular season into such a recruiting frenzy that you can’t even coach your team on a weekly basis. I enjoy coaching football, too.

“I think if you moved the signing date up, I think you push more official visits to the football season. Sooner or later, they’ll say ‘We don’t want all these official visits during the season. Why don’t we move them to the summer?’ Then we’ll have official visits in the summer, and no one will get any time away. Not me, not our assistants coaches, not the kids, not the high school coaches, and not the families. Where does it end?

“I think we’ve got a pretty good setup now. No matter what system you use, there’s going to be some bugs in it, and there’s going to be some things you don’t like about it. That’s why I say ‘Be careful what you ask for” because if you do that, what’s going to be the aftermath? That’s what I’m worried about. I can’t even say what it’s going to be, but I’ve got a feeling it will be like ‘Why in the world did we do that?’”

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172 comments
NCDawg
NCDawg

Fellow Dawgs, I nailed did I not?  A brat.  An 8 year old boy that like to pull the wings off bugs to get his jollies.  Ignore him and he will fade away like the stink of a fart.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Dawgs will rule the world!

NCDawg
NCDawg

I see that the maturity deficient Bammer is harassing my fellow bulldogs again.  Ignore him folks.  This mental midget is like the brat that sits behind the little girl in elementary school and pokes her with a pencil... just for the thrill of hearing her squeal "sttttooooppppp!"  He will keep poking her until it doesn't elicit a response.  This is what this is about.  It's the same mentality.  IGNORE him and watch him fade away.  He isn't worth the energy it takes to respond to.

Dawg350
Dawg350

UGA is the best team in the sec and the best school to attend....nothing finer in the land than a drunk obnoxious UGA fan! UGA will open up with wins over sc and Clemson.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Why are all these Bammer losers on a UGA blog??

Because the Barn fans run them off the Bamma blogs...

Dawg350
Dawg350

Why would anybody want to move to Alabama for? You will lose your mind there and every morning you wake up you will have roaches crawling on you no matter how many times you call the exterminator. The whole state is just invested man!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Alabama = trashy rat and roach invested mobile homes! Enough said!

HotDawg
HotDawg

Coach makes valid argument against early signing.

Fans simply want it because many are tired of kids decommitting. Plain and simple. Happens at EVERY school.

Quit relying on these kids for happiness in your miserable life. None of you have any control over your favorite program. On or off the field.

Enjoy the games and the recruiting wins. But don't act like you had anything to do with it. Especially Bamards.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Dawgs will win it all! I'm drinking the kool aid....I'm loving life baby! I'm arrogant! I'm built like a Greek god! I'm wearing red& black everyday of the week! I love my wife and the gym! I miss Munson....but Scott Howard is cool! I love spring football! I believe nick Chubb will be the next Herschel! I'm loving life baby! Go dawgs sic em! Woof woof woof! Glory glory to ole georgia!

Dawg350
Dawg350

John Taylor = John Sullivan

Leonard floyd= Jarvis Jones

Tray Mathews = Greg Blue

Jordan Jenkins= kendrell Bell

Hutson mason= David Green

Brice Ramsey = Mathew Stafford

Todd gurley= Tim Worley

Keith Marshall = Tron Jackson

These dawgs remind me of dawgs past baby! Red and black machine 2014 baby!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Pood

It's always present when we play those bees! Lmao! I bet you were that guy arrested in Florida for making business with a Pitt bull! Lmfao!

POAD2013
POAD2013

The Red & Black Attack is BACK? When was it EVER present for it to have left? I think 350Dog needs to change his name to 420Dog cause he is really HIGH.

Dawg350
Dawg350

UGA rocks the world baby! Nobody gonna stop Sony Michel & Nick Chubb baby! The red& black attack is back you nimrods and this time we are here to stay. 2014 will be the year of the dawg! Yes sir!

Chuck_UGA
Chuck_UGA

This is just another move by schools who do not have as successful of a program to gain an edge over those who do.  Mark Richt is correct, it will drive out anyone who does not want to coach/manage/recruit 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day (Nick Saban).  It is a bad deal.  But...we live in an era of Socialism nowadays (just look at the front page, everyone wants special treatment and are "victims" of injustice).  College Football is no different. 

NCDawg
NCDawg

So far the coaching objections to it are due to the way the process may end up not whether it would benefit the school.

NCDawg
NCDawg

I see that many people think that this would only assist smaller schools.  So tell me, how many kids make early commitments to smaller schools?  Very few.  So what you are really saying is that it would cut into oversigning and "non- commitable" offers.  That means that a coach would have to "commit" to the prospect as well and we all know that there are certain coaches that want to keep them all dangling until he  makes up his mind which one he really wants.


An early signing period would benefit whoever has prospects that really want to play for their school.  It would not benefit programs that do not want to commit to a prospect.  It's that simple.  How would it not be a good thing for a school to be able to sign someone like Nick Chubb or Sonny Michel early so they can get on with their lives?  They wanted to be Bulldogs and did not waver.  They had to endure schools trying to poach them for a long time.  Even if they said "not interested", they still had to endure wave upon wave of texts and calls.  And the school had to tie up resources in maintaining contact just so the young men knew that the school was still with them.  They would have jumped at the chance to sign and be done with it.


So is it bad to actually make a commitment to a player?  Is it bad for the player to end the drama if they wish to? 

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

But the SKIDMARK that is NCDUMB@$$

&

his accompanying D!NGLEBERRY known as Dog350xtheIdiot

will always remain.

UGA fans OWN'EM....they're ALL YOURS.

That should wrap up the name calling session for the day.  Back to posting facts!!!!!

UGA - 119 years of football;  EXACTLY   O-N-E    trophy!

georgiadogs.com (119 years of football)

ncaa.com (one trophy)

Dawg350
Dawg350

Nc dawg

Yeah you sure did! I agree he is nothing but stench from a fart! Lmao!

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

In this SCENARIO,

The little girl is played by NCDumb@$$, the UNDISPUTED Leader of the Band of Merry Morons.

If FACTS are provided, she/he squeal's "sttttooooppppp!" because he can't CHALLENGE those.

I also see him pleading for someone......anyone of 'his' fellow bulldogs to step up and claim him as FRIEND. Supreme Leader of the Idiot Masses, go to the local SPCA and adopt one for $50. Then you will actually have one and not all those 'Facebook' friends who never invite you to their barbeques.  

Georgia's To Do List for 2014

Declare themselves PRE-Season National Champions (34years running)............Check

Throw a parade to celebrate said title........................................................Check

Hang said title banner beside that lone actual 1980 trophy at Butt-Smear............Check

Open season with a WIN/LOSS..eehhh...No Matter...Fans will have EXCUSES ready for any contingency

LOSE to Vandy again (laughing still)...No Matter....Excuses will prove invaluable at this juncture

Beat Tech...Celebrate like it's 1980 all over again.............Check

Go to Irrelevant Bowl and WIN/LOSE...ehhh...No Matter.....Plenty of Excuses still available...Chk

Ride BAMA's coattail to Football GLORY.....Check.............Check............Check..........Check

REPEAT....

Same cycle.  Different bunch of Idiots to Ballyhoo it every year!!!!!!!........................CHECK


And NCDumb@$$.........................STILL SMARTER THAN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BAMABABE
BAMABABE

@Dawg350 yes, bc Georgia is SOOOOO far away from Alabama and is just tons classier....i am a BAMA fan who is born and raised in Cobb County, but lets be real...there are beautiful parts of both states and Honey Boo Boo's in both as well...it always cracks me when other SEC fans want to start calling names like redneck and trailer park...we ALL live in the South East!!!

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@Hot....U R penis envy is showing again....as the man said beat Vandy and get back with us.

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@HotDawg  


Spoken like a TRUE L-O-S-E-R of the HIGHEST ORDER who has backed a Losing program for so long that Reality and with it, Dugan envy has finally set in.


Reality is UGA =  WEST GEORGIA in relevance in College football lore and just above the ALL Female schools of Wesleyan and Brenau.


Face it, with only O N E title in the past 1 1 9 years of playing (used loosely) football, chances are you WON'T be around for the S E C O N D title in UGA's Irrelevant history.


So keep banging the keyboard while you seethe, but those are FACTS from the official site for University of Georgia athletics, www.georgiadogs.com and the governing body of ALL college athletics the N-C-A-A, www.ncaa.com.  Reality Bites for the one known simply for being the IRRELEVANT fill in for all Oscar Mayer by-products.  


For Pete's sake............Beat Vanderbilt before you spout any crap about BAMA.

NCDawg
NCDawg

@Chuck_UGA no it's not about that.  It's about people and having balance to their lives.  Our whole society is screwed up because we do not have balance in our lives anymore.  Working hard is one thing... working hard to the exclusion of all else is another.  It is just as unbalanced as sitting on your rump and expecting others to take care of you.  There is a middle ground and our nation had it for a while.  Now we don't.  People matter.  You family matters.  When what you do is more about winning than about people then it isn't worth it.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

You may want to consider the Big Guns will NOT sign early! Endure...yeah right Sport.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhatExcuseNow


What have you P E R S O N A L L Y won little boy?????


You couldn't find your azz with a GPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

Heh....you're the idiot bro, coming on a UGA blog trying to convince UGA fans of your self worth and arrogance! Step back and look into the mirror bubba!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhatExcuseNow


Yes UGA lost to Vandy as did several other teams and Vandy won their bowl game unlike the second best team from Alabama which not only lost their bowl game to a not-so-great team from Oklahoma but thereby created their current 2-game losing streak.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

Oh yeah and I'm sure you plenty of barbecue invite overs!!!!!!! Haahhhaaaahaaaaaahaaaahaaahhaaaaaaa!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse...

Go Oklahoma! They beat your sorry pathetic turds! You're a horrible poster who writes a bunch of essay's! Haha!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Wooly

Does mick Dundee like the roll turds? Lmfao!

HotDawg
HotDawg

Another crimson tuurd.

Hey SPORT...Rolllll Tuuurd!!!

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhatExcuseNow @HotDawg


What was the name of the JC from Louisiana that road into town(if tuskalooser qualifies as a town) and kicked Red Elephant AZZ a few years back?? Might have been Louisiana-Layfaette.  Anyway, other than Florida losing to Ga. Southern, nobody in SEC history but Bammy has lost to a unknown JC.

HotDawg
HotDawg

What excuse.... Thanks. You are the perfect example of my point. Did I hit a nerve with your big crimson tuurd a$s?

bless your heart......

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

Just kids having fun....Mick Dundee.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Wooly

Football is 4 quarters...not 2 innings! Lmfao brah....what's up mick Dundee?

NCDawg
NCDawg

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie many will, Sport.  They will do so to get their lives back.  The concept of stepping into someone else's shoes is foreign to you isn't it.  That isn't surprising from a dogmatic thinker such as yourself.  Some will want to ride the whole train but more than you think will want to just cut it short to get their live back.  How would you feel if you received call after call and text after text at all times of the day?  How would you like it if you had to say thanks but no thanks that often?  You'd hate it and you know it.  


When what you do is about winning more than about people, it isn't worth it.  Period.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse..

Yeah I think you spelled it right! So what's your point?

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@WhatExcuseNow @HotDawg


Your concern would be better placed on the second best team in Alabama who is currently enjoying a 2-game losing streak thanks to their rolling over for a mediocre Oklahoma team.


Without a doubt Vandy would beaten Oklahoma!!!!!!!!!!!!

HotDawg
HotDawg

Excuse, keep proving your lunacy....better take your meds and have your mommy tuck you in. You're the one being laughed at.

Rolllll Tuurrrd !!!!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Excuse

Yep and I'm still laughing at Bama not being able to stop spread offense!

BamabackerinMiddleGA
BamabackerinMiddleGA

@HotDawg  


Georgia Football Prominence is Just O N E rung above:


I T T Tech


DeVry


University of Phoenix..............................................ONLINE


Keep plugging away.  Just maybe someone will place a little stuffed UGA MMMXXXXXIIIIIVVVVVV on your resting place the next time Georgia wins a title.  


119 years - EXACTLY    O-N-E      title for the University of Georgia.

Facts per UGA's own website and the N C A A.


I mean a Vandy losing streak...........................................Still Laughing!!!!!!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Really brah,,,haha! How lame you are!

Dawg350
Dawg350

You might want to head to da Bama boards there hoss for a few years bubba!

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

If as a parent that had a son being recruited and I don't want school X,Y,Z to send us tweets or anything else then I pickup the dayum phone and tell those folks to not contact me. It's just that simple. The recruiting sites for dollars are the folks contacting them for the most part. You live in dream world sport. Then again I forget you never struck out in little league.