Starkville, Mississippi is the only SEC venue Coach E and I have never visited.
Why? Because Starkville, Mississippi is located in Starkville, Mississippi.
Starkville is where bad things happen. It's where bad things happen to good teams, and it's where opposing coaches go to die. Shane Matthews threw 5 INTs at Mississippi State back in 1992, only days after his mother passed away. Steve Spurrier called for an intentional safety back when UF played in Starkville in 2000....on 3rd down. Ron Zook met his fate in 2004 when UF lost to a Mississippi State team that lost to lowly 1-AA Maine. Last year's concensus #1 UF team (before Bama sodomized them) barely left Starkville alive, thanks to Bizarro Tebow throwing not one but TWO pick-6s, and thanks to some timely assistance from the zebras on an obvious fumble that was called a touchdown.
Now UGA appears to have hit rock bottom, after visiting Starkville. The Dawgs are 0-3 in the SEC for the first time in forever, and UGA is a Kentucky-like 2-7 in their last 9 conference games. It's almost enough to make you feel sorry for them...almost...
Now is not the time to crap the bed, let alone in Starkville. Richt has a new boss, one who came from a culture of winning championships, a boss who also appears to be averse to driving drunk with red panties in his lap. Richt already has losses to Spurrier and Urban Meyer's former right hand man....with Auburn, Florida, an improved Kentucky team and Georgia Tech left to play. Yes I know Tech looks like hot garbage, but did you expect UGA to lose in Starkville? Neither did I.
Mark Richt, the clock is ticking.
Kirby Smart, you might want to dust off that resume.