Posted: 2:12 pm Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Georgia coach Mark Richt displays some mad curling skills 

By Chip Towers

Georgia coach Mark Richt and his family were making the most out of the icy conditions at his house in Oconee County, southwest of Athens, Wednesday afternoon. Richt posted a video of him and his son trying their hand at curling. Posing with a push broom over his shoulder, Richt tells YouTube viewers, “This may not be Sochi, but it’s the next best thing!” Not sure about the Richt’s knowledge of the game, what with the makeshift goal of end tables and celebrating a shot through them (there are no goals in curling). But clearly the Georgia Bulldogs’ football coach knows how to have fun!

18 comments
Boeingdawg
Boeingdawg

Please, someone explain how a realignment of special teams will keep a punter from dropping the snap, or a holder from doing the same on a field goal. These guys work on this every day, and have for years. It's like a receiver dropping a pass. it happens.

I'm excited that the ST are getting attention, but I can't get as excited as everyone else that this will prevent a punt returner from dropping a punt. Mistakes happen....

The defense getting a realignment, now that is something to get pumped about.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Anybody see the youtube video after richt's backyard curling? The kid playing a video game talking nonstop about UGA and how he wants to go to school there. He doesn't take a breath between sentences, while playing a game.

He's hilarious.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Think a rule is to have a beer each time it stops.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

Chip, if Brother breaks wind , I think you and  NCDawg will declare it a musical classic. 

class80olddog
class80olddog

I have never seen Richt mad. ever.  Even when his special teams are creating diasters.

kerryb
kerryb

I see TOAD is back on the UGA blog.  He is still totally obsessed.

Dawg350
Dawg350

You go Richt...bring us a title home!

NCDawg
NCDawg

Why not have fun?  It's miserable out there so why not try to make the best of it?  It's one of those laugh or cry situations.


It's way worse here BTW. 

POAD2013
POAD2013

Can't go swimming so why not curling?

NCDawg
NCDawg

@Boeingdawg the biggest benefit will be reducing the personnel mistakes ( too many or not enough guys on the field) type thing.  No amount of coaching is going to make a kid never muff a punt.  Anybody who thinks that has no clue whatsoever. 

HotDawg
HotDawg

New coaches will take a crack at teaching them on special teams. Give Coach Ekeler a chance before questioning what they do.

thebucket
thebucket

@WhiskeyBreath Do you ever take a break from your obsession with CMR? The guy was just having fun with his son.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Richard Breath.....jealous?

thebucket
thebucket

@class80olddog CMR is actually a very fierce competitor. He hates losing at anything, even flag football games at the school fun day where his kids attend.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@kerryb  That is what you have to say with your post? Don't you have a Life? Shouldn't you say something about the posted article?

HotDawg
HotDawg

Bucket, what do you expect from bamards? They're all harvey updyke's.

class80olddog
class80olddog

You wouldn't know it from UGA's performance the last six years.

NCDawg
NCDawg

@class80olddog I don't think you've watched any games either.  Coach Richt did get a personal foul for yelling at the officials this year.  He jaws at them when they screw up.


You are one of those poor people that think you have to show open anger to indicate you care.  You are absolutely dead wrong.  Coach Richt happens to believe that it is not very seemly to express open anger.  He will jaw at officials but if you want to see him chew out a player or show up another coach on the sideline it isn't going to happen.  He talks to players where only they can hear what is said.


Example:  UF game 2012.  Mitchell gets a personal foul that costs the team a needed first down.  He tries to blow past everybody and doesn't stop when Coach Richt calls to him.  Coach Richt grabs his arm and says something with a grim face.  Mitchell goes to the bench and just sits there.  Later he is asked about it and he said and I quote "I thought I'd never play again."


Now for you poor folks that believe you have to yell and scream and look like fire is going to shoot out of somewhere to be effective and think that Coach Richt doesn't care because he doesn't do that... why do you think Malcolm Mitchell thought he'd never play again?  Well?


It's sad so many of you think that it is necessary to look like you out of your mind to be effective when comes to being a coach.  It is doubly sad that none of you learned how to read people.  You cannot judge a book by it's cover.  That is old but oh so true wisdom.