Each week it seems like the video crew who does Georgia football’s trailers outdoes themselves, and this week they decided to pull at every heartstring in Dawg fans’ bodies by including former head coach Mark Richt.
On Saturday, Richt will be honored in front of all the fans at Sanford Stadium for what he did at the University of Georgia. While long overdue, at the same time, no one is ready for the emotions that’ll hit.
Well, as they do, the video crew dropped a hype trailer, and this week Richt voiced it.
Richt got to Georgia in 2001 and stayed until 2015. That period is when Georgia football stole the hearts of countless fans, including myself. We’d fall in love with players who showed us what it was like to win as a Dawg in David Pollack, David Greene, DJ Shockley, Aaron Murray, Todd Gurley, Leonard Pope, Richard Samuel — the list could go on for days, but you get the point.
The program turned a colossal corner when Richt got here, and he is one of the biggest reasons Georgia is where they’re at today.
As most Dawg fans know, “Finish the Drill” was Richt’s thing, but he also instilled the love there too. Richt’s known for not only what he did on the field but how he developed these kids into men.
If you’re a true Dawg fan, this video should bring a knot in the back of your throat and make you tear up a bit. It reminds fans that the Georgia way is special and something to be proud of because they do things the right way.
Athens is a special place for Richt and his family. He raised them in the Classic City, and they grew up loving the Red and Black. I can’t say we blame him because those two colors, that power G, and everything that goes with being a Dawg fan is pretty sweet.
“Everybody is one team. We need each other to have success,” Richt said in the video, and that statement screams this 2021 team.
Richt got what the Red and Black meant and how powerful that bond is to not just its alumni but the fans and anyone who wants to associate themselves with this hallowed university.
He reminded us all how incredible it is to cheer on this team each week and why it’s crucial to love and be a part of the best team in the country — regardless of records.
Each year we love this team because of how they act, how they carry themselves and love football. While we’ve added quite a few fans in recent years, the true OGs know what it’s like to love this group through the good and the bad.
Richt is one of the best to coach at Georgia, and while it was time for him to leave when he did so that the Dawgs could elevate to the next level, he is part of this journey and will forever be a Damn Good Dawg.