This is what a backtrack sounds like.
It’s not clear whether Richt actually interviewed for the job or was simply offered the chance to coach the Aggies after 11 mostly successful seasons at Georgia.
So basically what you’ve got here is some unnamed person at TAMU saying, “Do you think Richt would be interested in the job? Let’s see…” and letting the Internet run with it. Which is what happened. There were even imagined Kathryn Richt-touring-the-campus sightings. They’ve certainly got some vivid imaginations in College Station.
Oh, and as for taking credit for this…
… Richt’s name was first linked to the opening Friday — the same day Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity told several media outlets in Georgia he planned to discuss a contract extension in the coming weeks for the 51-year-old coach.
… note the date on this tweet from Marc Weiszer.
I look forward to hearing about TAMU’s contract talks with Bill Cowher. Why not? The real message here is that there are obviously a few folks fairly high up in the Aggie food chain who aren’t thrilled with Kevin Sumlin. That ought to make him feel good about taking the new gig – if the rest of Brent Zwerneman’s story is true, that is.