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Mark Richt Hired as Miami Coach

The Mark Richt saga continues to develop: Just three days after he was fired as Georgia’s head football coach, the AJC reports that Richt has accepted the same position at the University of Miami. Richt was a quarterback at Miami from 1979–82.

Yesterday, reports surfaced that Georgia plans to hire Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart to fill Richt’s spot. Neither move has been officially announced.

From the AJC article:

It is unclear whether Richt still plans to coach Georgia in its bowl game. This news makes it less likely, and means that either Smart could take over early, or an interim coach will coach the Bulldogs for one game. The latter scenario is the most probable, especially if Alabama wins the SEC championship on Saturday and makes the national playoff. 

Georgia’s bowl matchup will be announced on Sunday.


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