Mark Fox has never won a game in Gainesville. Let that sink in for a moment. Matter of fact, Fox’s UGA teams have only been victorious 3 times in their 12 meetings with the Gators overall during that same time span. The last time the Dawgs did manage to pull off a road win against Florida was during the 2001-2002 season, when now assistant coach Jonas Hayes was a player (UGA won 84-79 that day).
The fact that the Gators have been so dominant against Georgia shouldn’t be surprising, though. Florida has had considerably better talent walk through its doors over the past 15 years. I mean, the Gators did win back to back national championships in 2006 and 2007 during the Joakim Noah era. Florida regularly goes to the NCAA Tournament, while UGA has been twice since Fox set foot in Athens.
But its not just the Gators that Coach Mark Fox’s teams have struggled against. Generally speaking, Georgia hasn’t fared well against elite competition during Fox’s tenure. Over the past seven seasons, the Dawgs have compiled a 2-30 record versus what ESPN deems the RPI Top 25. Currently, Florida has an RPI of 3.
To say that Georgia has a lot of things going against itself historically as they rumble into Gainesville for a midday showdown with the Gators is an understatement.