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Miami greats show up to welcome Mark Richt


Longtime Georgia coach Mark Richt was introduced as the next coach at Miami today, and two former Hurricane greats were there to welcome him.

According to Jeff Sentell of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, former Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde and linebacker Jonathan Vilma were part of the Richt welcome wagon and also were part of the search committee that ultimately picked him as the best hire.

Having the support of those two men says quite a bit.

Testaverde played at The U for four seasons, the best of which came under Jimmy Johnson, and threw for 6,058 yards and 48 touchdowns while taking home the Heisman Trophy in 1986, his senior season.

Vilma can also be considered one of Miami’s greats, having played linebacker for coach Larry Coker and being part of the 2001 team that won a national championship. He later went on to win a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints.

Needless to say, with those two key endorsements, Richt should be welcomed by the rest of the Hurricanes alumni family with open arms.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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