The hugs, prayers and kind words of congratulation were all commonplace and expected. The tears were something new.
Throughout the years, Georgia coach Mark Richt has been nothing if not emotionally consistent. He is soft-spoken, evangelistic, dry, and he always uses the word right as a conversational placeholder during press conferences and television interviews. After wins he embraces his players, leads them in a post-game prayer, smiles and says, Good job. After losses, he embraces his players, leads somewhat more solemn prayers and frowns.
Thats it. Thats all you get.
In 13 seasons at Georgia, Richts sideline serenity has earned him both praise and criticism depending on the scoreboard. He is called cool when the Bulldogs win and detached or passionless when they lose.
But he was none of those things after Georgias victory over LSU. For the first time in recent memory, Richt cried openly. Granted, the 44-41 down-to-the-wire win was one of the more thrilling games of the 2013...