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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.

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