Is Mark Richt officially on the hot seat following bowl loss? Social media weighs in
Mark Richt’s Miami Hurricanes are a hot mess.
The Canes’ recruiting class fell apart following DC Manny Diaz’s hiring at Temple. The Canes’ class currently sits at No. 37 in the nation, which is good for fifth in the ACC behind NC State and Virginia Tech.
To follow that up, Richt and the Canes got smoked in the Pinstripe Bowl by Wisconsin 35-3 Thursday night. Starting QB Malik Rosier threw three INTs before getting pulled for backup N’Kosi Perry. Perry didn’t fare much better, as the Canes offense turned it over five total times compared to just six completions.
So, where do Miami and Richt go from here?
On the heels of a 7-6 season, recruiting has to pick up immediately in 2020, and to put it plainly: Richt has to win. Otherwise, 2019 could be Richt’s last year as the head coach of the Hurricanes. Things get started immediately, too, against Florida in the Camping World Kickoff Game. Should the Canes get beat by the Gators, the heat will really start to turn up on Richt.
In three seasons at Miami, Richt is 26-13 overall.
Social media weighed in on the Canes struggles following the loss to Wisconsin:
Don’t think so. https://t.co/pWtwBxEyqg
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 28, 2018
At this rate UCF is going to offer a Miami a 2 for 1 deal.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) December 28, 2018
This season was the worst coaching job of Mark Richt’a career.
— Neil W. Blackmon (@nwblackmon) December 28, 2018
This game should put Mark Richt on the hot seat.
— Chris Ellison (@CR_Elli5on) December 28, 2018
Mark Richt taking a page out of Major Applewhite’s playbook of how to not avoid the hot seat during the bowl season
— Kegan Reneau (@KeganReneau) December 27, 2018
If you told me Mark Richt was trying to get fired I’d agree with you. He used half of his allowed bowl practices. It shows
— Kyle (@kplantz24) December 28, 2018
I think Mark Richt just wants this to be done
— Andrew Hodgson, Browns Fan (@ahodgson92) December 28, 2018
Richt is 7-9 in his last 17 games after a loss to Florida to open ‘19.
It’s 248 days until Mark Richt sits squarely on the hottest seat in college football.
— FoldTheProgram (@FoldTheProgram) December 28, 2018
Mark Richt and his coaching staff are pathetic to put it mildly. As a true Cane fan, it's time for him to go!!!
— Canes Swag 4 Life (@4_canes) December 28, 2018
— bart (@iBartonious) December 28, 2018
Mark Richt needs to retire. He's going to be on a hot seat next year
— Ben Gunby (@gumby61184) December 28, 2018
Mark Richt should be #1 on CFB hot seat
— allbouttheU83 (@allbouttheU83) December 28, 2018