Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs mutually decided to part ways today and there is already a rumor whirlwind going through the press. Many names have been talked about as potential successors to Richt, but many others are beginning to voice their interest in being considered for the job.
One of the latest names to be interested in the job is Louisville Cardinals’ head coach Bobby Petrino.
According to a report from Bruce Feldman, Petrino is interested in becoming the next Bulldogs’ head coach.
There is no question that Petrino is a good football coach, but he might not be quite as good as Georgia is looking for. This past season with the Cardinals, Petrino ended up leading his team to a 7-5 record. He has not had a ton of major success with Louisville, although he would be getting a much more talented team with the Bulldogs.
Throughout his 11 seasons as a college football head coach, Petrino has recorded a 99-39 record.
Georgia has also been known to have interest in Kirby Smart, Jimbo Fisher and Dan Mullen as potential replacements for Richt. Tom Herman is another candidate that has expressed interest in the job since the news broke that Richt would not be returning to the team next season.
That being said, there is going to continue being a ton of rumors swirling around the nation throughout the next few weeks. Richt still has one more game to coach, but will step down from his coaching role following the teams bowl game. It’s hard to believe that this era is coming to an end, but perhaps it was time for both sides to part ways.
Expect to hear Petrino’s name mentioned more throughout the process, but our money isn’t on him ending up being the new head coach at Georgia.
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