In less than a week, Mark Richt goes from announcing the program will look into pursuing players leaving the Penn State program, to submitting a list of nineteen players of specific interest to Georgia… to walking away from the whole deal.
In a statement released by UGA at 5:08 p.m. on Friday, Richt simply stated:
“Currently, Georgia is not pursuing any of Penn State’s football players. We wish Coach O’Brien and the players the best.”
Now, sure, you can read something into the word “currently”. I presume if a PSU player emerged who made it very clear that he wanted to jump ship for Athens, then Mark Richt would be attentive. But for all intents and purposes, it sounds like the chase is over before it really got started.