Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A house divided: Georgia HC Mark Richt's cousins are supporters of Dawgs' Capital One opponent Nebraska.

Mark Richt was born and raised in Nebraska. Naturally, he grew up a fan of the Cornuskers, just like the rest of his extended family. As an adult he became the head fooball coach at Georgia, which plays Nebraska in the New Year's Day 2013 Capital One Bowl.

That's where things get awkward.

“I’m sure they’ll be cheering for the Huskers,” said Bill Richt, first cousin of the Georgia football coach, of his brothers Greg and Dave, who could split the family’s loyalties for this game. “They’ll have to be kind of quiet because I think they’re getting the tickets through the Georgia athletic department. I’m sure they’ll be fine. I know they’ll be bringing our banner and they’re bringing all their T-shirts.”

They call themselves the “CornDawgs.” They travel with a “Nebraskans For Georgia” banner that includes an insignia of a Bulldog with an ear of corn on its head."

That someone would willingly refer to themselves as "CornDawgs" should get a chuckle out of some LSU haters. Just keep your little jokes to yourselves. 

(via The Athens Banner-Herald)