Former University of Miami quarterback Mark Richt coached the Georgia Bulldogs for 15 years. Nine of those seasons — it’ll be ten if Georgia wins its upcoming Bowl Game — saw Richt and the Bulldogs notch ten wins or more. That’ll keep a football coach in most jobs, but not in the high pressure spot as the head man at the storied Georgia program. Despite going 9-3 after losing star RB Nick Chubb to injury — and winning four straight to finish the regular season — Georgia failed to command a chance to play for the SEC Championship. Richt and Georgia will part company. In that old sweet song, Georgia has national title on its mind.
Richt went 145-51 at Georgia but last won an SEC title in 2005. He’ll coach one more game, where fans will likely show a lot of appreciation for a man who was good — really, really good — in a job and a place that craves greatness. Richt will have plenty of offers. Will Miami be the next stop? The U is looking to return to greatness also.
Thank you Dawgnation for showing up in Atlanta and helping us win today. And thanks to everyone who watched us on TV as well!!
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) November 28, 2015