The Georgia Bulldogs, and especially Mark Richt, are under significant pressure this week against the South Carolina Gamecocks. This is not news to you. An 0-2 start wouldn't necessarily kill the season, as the rest of the schedule lines up nicely, but Dawg Nation is already at the end of its rope after a decisive loss to the Boise St. Broncos, a program with nowhere near the financial and recruiting advantages (not to mention home field advantages) of Georgia.
Helpfully, the boosters have decided to make sure Richt, God and everybody else knows they aren't happy:
Tommy Lawhorne, a board member from Columbus, spoke up, and looked at athletic director Greg McGarity, who was sitting next to Adams.
"There are many of us who are really concerned about the status of the football program," Lawhorne said. "Yet we have confidence in Greg McGarity to get us to where we want to be."
Board member Bob Bishop then chimed in.
"I'll echo that," he said.
Note he said "McGarity" there, not "Richt." And then the dreaded vote of confidence. Richt knows the program is more important than his own job, and he's publicly adamant against calling the game a must-win. But those hot seat rumors that have been simmering for months now have led to a virtual contract year for Richt.