Things could get worse for Richt

That makes Saturday’s game at Mississippi State even more important than usual for Georgia. Reasonable fans will remember what Richt has done with the program and see a team this year that may be going through a growing season. After all, the program has a new defensive coordinator and a redshirt freshman playing quarterback. Also, the team’s best player — A.J. Green — hasn’t hit the field yet after being suspended by the NCAA for the first four games.
And the Bulldogs’ two losses have come to two pretty good — and undefeated — teams in South Carolina and Arkansas in games Georgia could have won. A play here or there, and the Bulldogs could be 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the SEC, instead of 1-2 and 0-2, but most fans don’t want to hear that. They don’t want to hear that their team is improving, turning a corner or making progress.