|Mark Richt has 99 career wins as head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. Two other head coaches have won over 100 games for the Dawgs: Vince Dooley (201) and Wallace Butts (140). With a victory over Tennessee this weekend, Coach Richt would reach 100 faster than any other Georgia football coach. |
(this is Richt's 11th season and 136th career game)
||Opponent and Score
|Wallace Butts - 100th win:
||1952 vs Auburn (13-7)
|Vince Dooley - 100th win:
||1977 at South Carolina (15-13)
(The Georgia Bulldogs 100th win came in 1921 during a 27-7 victory over Furman)
Georgia would become the 2nd team in the SEC to have 3 separate head coaches to each have at least 100 career wins for that school. Here is a breakdown of SEC schools with how many head coaches have won 100 career games for them.
(Arkansas has 1 but they were not in the SEC then... also Auburn has 1 as well, but they had 2 coaches with 99 including former Georgia player Pat Dye... Coach Dye had a chance to win 100 but with 3 games left, he tied Arkansas then he lost his last 2 games... one against the Dawgs and the other Alabama.)
Coach Richt is 6-4 all-time against the Tennessee Volunteers. He also has 3 wins in Knoxville. Both of these win totals are the most by any head coach in Georgia football history.
|Most wins vs Tennessee ||Most wins in Knoxville|
|Mark Richt - 6
||Mark Richt - 3|
|Vince Dooley - 4
||Vince Dooley - 2|
|Kid Woodruff - 2|| |
As Georgia faces Tennessee, one storyline that will be said time after time will be Volunteer Head Coach Derek Dooley being the son of former Bulldog Head Coach Vince Dooley. The Dawgs have faced a Dooley twice before as an opposing team head coach and won both times. Last season, Georgia defeated Derek in his first season in Knoxville and in 1971, Vince defeated his brother Bill Dooley when he was the head coach of North Carolina in the Gator Bowl.
Once again, looking at the stat sheet from last week, I notice Isaiah Crowell went over 100 yards rushing. He was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the 3rd time which ties the most by a Bulldog in that category (see my article from 9/30 for complete list). But more importantly what I noticed was after 5 career games, Crowell actually has better stats than another freshman. Now there will never be another Herschel, but its still fun to look at this rushing comparison through first 5 games.
|Herschel Walker (1980)
|Isaiah Crowell (2011) ||99
(Now in game 6, Herschel had his highest career rush yard total when he had 283 against Vanderbilt.)
Also in an offensive comparison between a freshman and a super standout. Malcolm Mitchell has put together a fine season as well. He leads the Dawgs in receptions and is tied-for-4th in the SEC in that category. But here is what he is done compared to a recent great wide receiver for the Bulldogs. This is what both did receiving wise in their first 5 career games.
|A.J. Green (2008)
|Malcolm Mitchell (2011)
One player on offense that is definitely not a freshman is tight end Orson Charles. One of my previous articles, I mentioned that he was climbing the charts on Georgia tight ends under Mark Richt. Now if you look at it updated you will see a name on top or near the top on all the lists.
On defense, Michael Gilliard has certainly made a name for himself. Due to injuries, he found himself as a starting middle linebacker and he hasn't disappointed his team. Gilliard is tied for the lead on the team in tackles with 28 including 2 ½ for loss. He had just 15 tackles in his first 2 seasons (22 games) combined. In his last game against Mississippi State he had a career-high 9 tackles which is more than he had in his entire freshman season (7) or his entire sophomore season (8).
Also in the last game both Jarvis Jones and Cornelius Washington each totaled 2 sacks apiece. It was the first time those players have had at least 2 sacks in a game. Several players have done at least that in a game under Mark Richt, but several have done it in more than one game. Here is the list that have had at least 2 sacks in a game the most under Mark Richt.