Chris Low has a very nice spring practice wrap up piece about Coach Richt. In this day and age of musical coaching chairs in college football, it’s somewhat amazing to let this sink in:
… It’s still hard to believe that he’s the longest-tenured coach in the SEC at his current school. Steve Spurrier has coached in the league for 16 years, but that’s split between Florida and South Carolina.
Richt, 49, is entering his ninth season at Georgia. The next closest is Johnson, who’s entering his eighth season at Vanderbilt. Rich Brooks has been at Kentucky for six years, and nobody else in the league has more than four years at his current school.
Spurrier told me last year that he thought the days of a coach making it 15-plus years at one school in the SEC were pretty much over…