Thursday, September 6, 2007

Saturday's threshold: A little football math

I had no idea:
If Georgia beats South Carolina on Saturday, Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt will pass Steve Spurrier in winning percentage among SEC coaches.

Richt (62-17, 78.5 percent) currently is sixth on the list, and Spurrier is fifth (138-37-1, 78.9 percent).

But this, I could have guessed (though six seems low):
Spurrier remains the league's winningest coach when only SEC games are counted with a success rate of 81.2 percent. Richt is sixth on that list (70.6 percent). In the six years since Richt arrived in Athens, Georgia has the best record in the SEC.

The rest of Josh Kendall's Georgia notebook is here. On Saturday we find out just how good this team is.

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