College football fandom can be a lot like love, especially when the fandom spans family generations. That said, crying over losing the first game of the season may be just a little overboard, even if your team has just suffered a huge blow to its National Championship hopes.
Georgia fan Tyler called into the postgame show on 92.9 FM in Atlanta Saturday night after the Bulldogs had lost to Clemson 38-35 to share his grief. Grief that got him all choked up when he continued about his desire to see coach Mark Richt fired.
While rash, fans getting riled up over a coach's job security after a big loss is nothing new. With senior quarterback Aaron Murray and a talented offense (now minus Malcom Mitchell), Georgia fans had huge hopes for the season after coming so close to beating Alabama in the SEC title game. Those BCS hopes may have taken a hit, but those SEC title hopes are still intact and Georgia could take a huge step back to the SEC title game with a win over South Carolina Saturday.
With the unpredictability of college football, an undefeated SEC season keeps Georgia in the mix. Because of that, don't you think it's a bit early to be shedding tears?
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