Published November 29, 2010 - 2:39pm
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Mark Richt graduated from the University of Miami in 1982. He played there with former UGA Defensive Coordinator Willie Martinez. He also graduated from nearby Boca Raton, Fl high school. After the Hurricanes fired Head Coach Randy Shannon, Richt’s name came up first in the possible replacement conversation.
The UGA head coach is the current Dean of SEC Coaches having completed his 10th year at the helm. Considering Georgia has had only three Head coaches since 1988, it seems likely Richt will remain in Athens.
“Georgia is my home” he said when asked about possible other head coaching options. His brother-in-law former NFL QB Brad Johnson owns a house in the Athens area as well.
Others mentioned in the search were Texas Tech’s Tommy Tubberville, former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach and Oklahoma Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables.
He is scheduled to receive $2.8 million next year.