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Former, Current UGA Players & Recruits React to Mark Richt’s Firing

Mark Richt
(Photo: Steven Colquitt/UGA)

All of the speculation is over, Mark Richt’s tenure is over at the University of Georgia. This is a shock to those affiliated with Georgia as they value Richt for his impact to their lives off of the field.

Many current and former Georgia players and a few recruits have taken their opinion to Twitter as to how Coach Richt has had an impact on their lives.

Former Georgia safety and current NFL free agent Rennie Curran:

Georgia running back Brendan Douglas:

Georgia running back Tae Crowder:

Georgia offensive lineman Sage Hardin:

Former Georgia and current Denver Broncos tight end Arthur Lynch: 

Georgia alumni and SEC Network football commentator Maria Taylor: 

Former Georgia offensive lineman Chris Burnette: 

Former Georgia tight end Jack Loonam: 

https://twitter.com/j_loonam/status/671028275435606016

Former Georgia and current Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Brandon Boykin: 

Former Georgia wide receiver Michael Bennett: 

Former UGA defensive back Prince Miller:

Former UGA QB Aaron Murray:

Former UGA player Josh Murray:

Former UGA defensive back Sheldon Dawson:

Former UGA tight end Orson Charles:

Injured Southern University WR Devon Gales: 

A few recruit have also weighed in on Mark Richt and what the firing means to their interest in UGA.

Five star defensive back and Georgia target William Poole III:

https://twitter.com/__wp3/status/671024844285218816

https://twitter.com/__wp3/status/671026158486482944

Five-star UGA OL Commitment Ben Cleveland:

Georgia WR JUCO Commit Javon Wims: “I was certainly surprised but Georgia is still my dream school and I’m still committed and looking forward to being in Athens next season.”

These numerous reactions on the firing of Mark Richt show how much he has meant to Georgia for the past fifteen years. It remains to be seen how this will affect the success of the program, but many of these around Georgia athletics seem to believe that he was the best option in Athens. We will see Richt coach one final game, as Georgia’s bowl opponent will be announced next Sunday.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Michael Albert

    Nov 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I remember when Coach Mark Richt first came to Georgia. I liked him right off the rip, and I knew he would fit in just perfect. His second year as our coach, he took us to the sec title game and we won. He’s led a great program, and has showed his players how to be men, on and off the field. He’s led the to be men, not boys. I met coach Richt one time, back in 2005, I was with a friend just visiting athens, and it was an honor. We also won our second sec title game under Richt that same year. He’s a great man and I’m gonna miss him alot. Georgia wouldn’t of had the success we had if it weren’t for him. He’s forever gonna be a Dawg and always gonna be our coach.. he’s a DAMN GOOD DAWG… Good luck coach Richt.. God Bless. ..

  2. Casey Burke

    Nov 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I believe UGA truly made a mistake and need to get their heads on straight,you can’t blame acoach for scores,he’s not the one on the field making the plays,the TEAM is,if they don’t have their heads on straight and their hearts aren’t in the game they won’t win,so blame the TEAM,NOT the COACH,bring Richt back

  3. weddingofficiantsatlanta

    Nov 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Coach Richt will always be the greatest thing to happen to UGA in years – right up there with Herschel, Coach Butts, Coach Dooley, Trippi/Sinkwich…would love to see him stay on in some capacity – maybe as the new AD?

  4. Raleigh Lee

    Nov 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    There you go . . . make him AD and get rid of McGarity!

    • chatblu

      Nov 30, 2015 at 12:34 am

      Right on!

  5. Ron Huntley

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Look what he brung to the NFL over his 15 years at Georgia. The last 4 years he’s had some injured players that cost him his job Georgia will regret Letting him go.p.s. this really sucks Georgia is going to suck who are you going to replace a couch that won over 70% of his games and was like a father to a lot of his players.

  6. Mark

    Nov 30, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    UGA made a huge mistake. McGarity will be next out the door. Hopefully sooner than later.

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