It looks like the ‘Canes have got their guy.
According to Peter Ariz of CanesInSight.com, former Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt is going to be the next coach of the Miami Hurricanes.
— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) December 2, 2015
Can confirm @PeterAriz report. Mark Richt will be the next head coach at the University of Miami.
— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) December 2, 2015
There has been no confirmation from the school on the hiring, nor is it known if or when an announcement is set to come. Richt was relieved of his duties at Georgia after a 9-3 season, making it 15-straight winning seasons since taking over.
It was previously reported that the job was Richt’s “if he wanted it.”
The 55-year old Richt stated that he would like to coach again, and is likely to make more than $4 million per year at the helm of Miami. Richt’s hiring is certain to bring a great recruiter to the school, and it’s likely that Miami’s time as a mediocre program may soon be coming to a close.
Richt was a backup quarterback at Miami behind Jim Kelly in the early 1980s. He also attended high school at Boca Raton High.