Georgia Football: 10 Myths, Stereotypes Bulldog Fans Need to Dispel

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Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt questions a play with the referee against the LSU Tigers during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated LSU 44-41. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

No. 5: Mark Richt has no fire or passion

Another myth that gets old. “He’s too nice…he’s got no fire”

Mule apples.

Ask any beat reporter who’s been in the locker room when the team needed a kick in the pants. Ask the team who tried to stomp on the Vanderbilt logo after a win. Ask Atlanta talk radio host Chuck Oliver if Mark Richt has no fire (especially when asked the wrong question).

Richt has fire, and he’s got passion. He may not be as demonstrative about it 24/7 like some other coaches, he may not grab jerseys and froth at the mouth while butt-chewing someone who just made an honest mistake, but he has his moments.

The fact that he keeps them tucked away for just the right time is what makes them more effective.

Richt yelled? Damn…he’s serious, we better shape up.

Next: The Noisy Myth