We learned yesterday that the University of Miami had reached out to former Georgia coach Mark Richt about taking on the same position with the Hurricanes football team, and sources have apparently told Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports that the job is now Richt’s if he wants it.
That likely means that at this point, it’s all about whether Richt wants to coach this season. He has spent the last 15 years patrolling the sidelines in Athens, so maybe he’ll want to take a year or two off to unwind for a bit and spend time with his family. He went 145-51 (83-37 SEC) at Georgia and won two SEC titles, so he’s definitely earned it.
Still, Richt is more than an ideal candidate for the job down in Coral Gables. He played high school football in nearby Boca Raton and then college ball at the U, where he played under the legendary Howard Schnellenberger. He’s a bit more soft spoken than the traditional hard-nosed “Miami guy,” but Richt is a fantastic recruiter and brings the balanced approach that the program needs.
Nothing is definite on this front yet, but be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for more updates on both Richt and Miami’s coaching search!
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