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Head coaches offer opinions on firing of Mark Richt

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UGA head football coach Mark Richt was fired earlier today after finishing the 2015 regular-season 9-3. Overall, Richt had a 145-51 record at Georgia.

But Richt’s downfall was likely due to the Bulldogs’ performance in many of their biggest games that past few years. Nevertheless, fellow head coaches and former head coaches offered their thoughts on Mark Richt’s firing.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban:

Florida head coach Jim McElwain:

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney:

Former Texas head coach Mack Brown:



  1. Elva Mills

    Nov 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Love & prayers for a good man who will continue to be a blessing in any position. He was my favorite coach in the last 60 years I have attends many game in Athens.

  2. Eileen Griner

    Nov 29, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I think he is a good coach and has class that a lot of other coaches could learn from. Sorry to see this done to him.

  3. Robert

    Nov 29, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    It’s been a honor to watch you coach the DAWGS, I miss you already

  4. henry maynor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    who are you going to hire magarity? you fired the best coach in the country. NO more bowl games for you. by firing richt you fired yourself. Do you remember what happened to Tennessee when they fired Fulmer? you dumb ass.

  5. Charles Marshall

    Dec 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    McGarity looks like that idiot Steven Colbert. A good move would be to fire McGarity and make the best coach we ever had our new AD. That way we will not have to worry about him showing up in Columbia, SC coaching the Gamecocks and beating us 4 out of every 5 times like Spurrier did!

  6. Steven M

    Dec 2, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    McGarity needs to be fired immediately…!! Coach Richt would have made an EXCELLENT Athletic Director for the University of Georgia…!! To Add, why do we even need ANYBODY from the Univ of Florida to have ANYTHING to do with UGA athletics to start with…?? Think about it…??

    I hope coach Richt goes to Miami and wins many championships…!! What an outstanding Christian man who “Truly Leads By Example”…!!


    Steven M. & Family in South Carolina…

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