Georgia’s Mark Richt addresses retirement rumors

College football season starts in just a few weeks which can only mean one thing: people are speculating about whether or not Georgia Bulldogs head football coach Mark Richt is going to be retiring any time soon.

Once again, business as usual. Per a tweet from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Richt has no plans to retire as he enters his 15th season in Athens.

Richt said he has no plan to retire anytime soon. "I'm going to do it as long as the Lord says to do it."

— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 16, 2015

Even though he is entering his 15th season at the helm of the Bulldogs, there really isn’t any reason (at least that we know of) for Richt to retire. The man is only 55 years old, and appears to be in excellent health.

Moreover, given how Georgia has gone 136-48 (78-34 SEC) under Richt’s watch, winning two SEC titles and having a bowl record of 9-5 along the way, the man seems far from finished now that there is an actual playoff system in place. With Georgia poised to contend for a spot in the Top 4 this year, look for Richt’s feisty manner to stick around for years to come.

Georgia opens the 2015 season at home against the Sun Belt’s UL-Monroe Warhawks on September 5.

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