The calls coming to former Georgia head coach Mark Richt are fast approaching. The first report came flying out Monday night from 247 Sports that the Maryland Terrapins have reached out to Richt for his services, and a meeting could occur tomorrow.
There is an evident connection between Richt and Maryland. Former Georgia athletic director Damon Evans is currently the senior associate athletic director for the Terrapins. Richt and Evans worked well during Evans’ tenure in Athens, and that could be a big factor in Maryland landing Richt.
With the rumors of Richt being interviewed for this coaching job, the opportunity for him to remain with Georgia in some capacity is temporarily put to sleep. In today’s joint press conference with athletic director Greg McGarity, Richt said he would consider other coaching opportunities “without a doubt.” This leads me to believe he hopes to make an impact at another university rather than have an administrative role.
On his weekly radio show this evening, Richt stated that he was contacted today by five schools inquiring about his services. One of those was likely Maryland, and two other are probably Miami and Virginia.
We shall await to see what Richt’s fate will be. He certainly deserves another opportunity on the sideline, due to his remarkable record and the values he possesses. He will be wished the best wherever he may be headed.