Report: Georgia "power brokers" could push for a coaching change
Mark Richt reportedly could be on the hot seat after Saturday’s 27-3 loss to Florida, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
Hearing that #UGA power brokers & big dogs now asking questions/talking about potentially moving on–unlike ever before in Mark Richt era.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 2, 2015
This chatter was getting louder last Dec, as well. Another embarrassing Florida loss = (fire emoji) https://t.co/jSkazT59c3
— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) November 2, 2015
Richt has been the head coach at Georgia since 2001. He has a record of 141-51 in 15 seasons. His Bulldogs teams have won two Southeastern Conference championships (the program’s only two in the past 32 years), and have finished in the top 10 eight times, including a No. 2 ranking at the end of the 2007 season. His 141 wins is the second most in Georgia history, behind only Hall of Famer Vince Dooley, who won 201.
But Georgia is just 5-3 this season, and has lost three of its last four games after starting the season 4-0 and climbing into the top 10. The loss to Florida ended the Bulldogs’ hopes of an SEC title.
On Monday’s edition of The Paul Finebaum Show, USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported that Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher could be interested in the Georgia job if it opens up.
“I think he certainly would be interested” @DanWolken on Jimbo Fisher as a fit for a potential opening at Georgia.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 2, 2015
Other members of the media aren’t so sure that Fisher would leave FSU for Georgia.
— Sam Callan (@CFBcosdawg) November 2, 2015
Georgia will try to get back in the win column this Saturday, when it hosts Kentucky (4-4) at noon Eastern time. The game will be shown on CBS.