Source: Major Georgia boosters have lost faith in Mark Richt

After another blowout loss — this one a 27-3 thumping at the hands of Florida and its first-year head coach Jim McElwain — the support for longtime Georgia head coach Mark Richt has eroded significantly among UGA power brokers, a source told FOX Sports on Monday.

There had been some chatter and media speculation about Richt’s future with the Bulldogs last winter, but the source said this is now at a different level. Some of Georgia’s big-dog boosters are asking questions and talking about potentially moving on from Richt unlike ever before in his tenure.

The Bulldogs are 5-3, but have dropped three of their past four. Two of those losses, against the Gators in Jacksonville and against Alabama in Athens, came by a combined score of 65-13. Their remaining two SEC games are against Kentucky and Auburn — teams with a combined 3-8 league record. After that UGA faces Ga. Southern and 3-6 Georgia Tech. Even if Richt finishes the regular season at 9-3, he still probably won’t be able to get back some of the support that he’s lost there. At this point, the Bulldogs’ best victory this season is a 9-6 win in Athens over a Missouri team that is 1-3 in SEC play.

Richt is 141-51 in his career at Georgia.

For more on Richt, click on the embedded player above to listen to The Audible. You can also get every episode of The Audible delivered to you by subscribing on iTunes.

FOX FOUR AFTER WEEK 13

Bruce Feldman is a senior college football reporter and columnist for FOXSports.com and FS1. He is also a New York Times best-selling author. His new book, “The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks,” came out in October 2014. Follow him on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB and Facebook.