With today’s final regular-season game against Houston, coach Mark Richt finally can talk with knowledge about a season on the verge of ending instead of wondering about the unknown ahead.
A bowl game still awaits No. 16 Georgia (7-3). If the Bulldogs win today’s noon home game over winless Houston (0-10) as expected, they might be one week away from accepting an official invitation to the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl in Tampa.
That will be another first for the rookie head coach, but for now Richt is relishing the season that brought road wins at Tennessee and Georgia Tech.
The obvious low point was the stroke suffered by defensive tackle David Jacobs, but as Jacobs begins his rehabilitation the hope for a strong recovery casts a positive light even on that sobering event.
Georgia has presented Jacobs with two game balls and the goal is to bring Jacobs two more — from today’s game and the bowl.
“It was the most enjoyable season for me, and it really was because of the players,” Richt said, “and because of the seniors — how they reacted to the transition was outstanding.”
Georgia suffered a two-game swoon with back-to-back losses to Florida and Auburn for the third straight year, but the Bulldogs ended a three-year
losing streak to Georgia Tech