Mark Richt Talks UGA’s Recent Success: ‘I’m happy for Georgia’
Mark Richt, in his second year at Miami, has the Hurricanes off to a 4-0 start. Kirby Smart, in his second year at Georgia, has the Dawgs off to a 6-0 start.
Richt coached 15 years at Georgia before being relieved of his duties in 2015. Shortly after, Richt – one of the most genuine coaches in the business – was hired by his alma mater, Miami. Now, in year two under the new ball coach, the Hurricanes are undefeated and are coming off a big win over their rival, Florida State – a team Miami had not beaten in 7 years.
However, nearly 700 miles north of Coral Gables, Richt’s successor is off to a red-hot start in Athens, Georgia.
Smart and UGA are 6-0 for the first time since 2005 and rank number four in the nation.
Connor O’Gara of SDS asked Richt what it is like seeing his former team and players do so well. Richt’s answer, as expected, was as classy as it gets.
“It’s exciting to see that,” Richt said. “I’m happy for Georgia. I’m happy for all the kids I recruited and I’m happy for all the guys I didn’t recruit. Georgia is a great place. It has a special place in the hearts of myself and my wife and I’m all for them having a lot of success.”