It seems so long ago.
As 10-3 Georgia goes through their final walk-through in Tampa before suiting up against Michigan State in the Outback Bowl on Monday, it is easy to forget that 12 months ago calls for a coaching change in Athens hit a fever pitch.
Hardly any Dawg fan would have bet their life savings on Georgia being SEC East champions and Mark Richt still wearing the red and black. Thats because they remember the feelings from a year ago.
As the ball dropped and baby New Year ushered in 2011, the Bulldogs had just put the finishing touches on a lackluster losing season by sleepwalking through an embarrassing 10-6 loss to UCF in the Liberty Bowl. Even longtime Richt supporters walked away after that one. The question wasnt whether Richt would leave, but when and under what circumstances.
Now, Georgia is hoping to win its 11th game for the first time since 2007. If they pull it off, it will be Richts fourth 11-or-more win season in a career that will soon hit a dozen ye...