I’m not sure if this was said tongue-in-cheek or not (and don’t forget that the earlier quote about Richt attributed to Junior turned out to be bogus), but if it’s true, it’s a little strange.
A reporter joked with Mark Richt before Thursday’s news conference that Lane Kiffin had called Richt “a good buddy.”
The compliment might have seemed a bit odd after Kiffin had reportedly made some less-than-kind statements about Richt’s recruiting abilities earlier this year, but the Georgia coach at least attempted to appreciate the olive branch.
“Well, that’s good,” Rich said with a wry smile. “I need friends.”
Maybe the Laner’s starting to worry that none of the other kids will sit with him at SEC Media Days.