PRO FOOTBALL FARM

THE DAWGS HAVE PUT THE MOST PLAYERS IN THE NFL OF ANY SEC TEAM SINCE 2000. 10 DAWGS HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN THE FIRST ROUND AND 54 HAVE BEEN DRAFTED OVERALL. LOOK AT THE RUNNERS-UP: LSU WITH 48 PLAYERS DRAFTED, 9 IN FIRST ROUND AND FLORIDA WITH 50 PLAYERS DRAFTED, 9 IN FIRST ROUND. NO COINCIDENCE THAT THESE THREE PROGRAMS HAVE HAD THE MOST ON-FIELD SUCCESS. AUBURN, TENNESSEE AND BAMA HAVE ALSO HAD SUCCESS AND AWESOME TALENT BUT THOSE THREE PROGRAMS WERE MORE EBB AND FLOW THAN THE TOP THREE.

THE ONLY BIG LACK AT UGA IS THAT OF A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1980. AND THE ONLY TEAM RICHT HAS HAD MUCH CONSISTENT TROUBLE WITH HAS BEEN FLORIDA. THE PAST TWO SEC CHAMPS AT FLORIDA WERE NATIONAL CHAMPS, DITTO DOWN ON THE BAYOU. RICHT AND RECRUITING COORDINATOR RODNEY GARNER HAVE PROCURED THE MOST TALENT AND EARNED TWO SEC RINGS. ONE OF THOSE TEAMS FINISHED NATIONAL NUMBER THREE. A NON-SEC CHAMP UGA TEAM FINISHED AS NATIONAL RUNNER UP. BUT UNTIL WE WIN IT ALL AGAIN, THERE IS NO PURE SATISFACTION.

FOR NOW, WE NEED TO TAKE BACK THE STATE TITLE FROM THE TRADE SCHOOL AND FIND A WAY TO BEAT THE TIM TEBOW GATORS. WE CAN DO BOTH IF WE PLAY WITH CONFIDENCE, SHORE UP THE DEFENSE AND RUN THE BALL WELL. BEAT FLORIDA AND WE WILL END UP SEC EAST CHAMPS AND PLAY BAMA OR LSU IN THE ATL. WIN THERE AND THE NATIONAL TITLE IS IN REACH. WE ARE FLYING WELL BELOW THE RADAR THIS YEAR WITH THE DRAFT EXODUS…AND WE STILL HAVE AT OR NEAR THE MOST TALENT OF ANY TEAM IN THE BEST LEAGUE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL. WE CAN DO THIS.