Greg McGarity has sent an email to donors disclosing that the school is negotiating a contract extension with Mark Richt.
“I look forward to working alongside Mark in the future and in helping him move our program forward in all areas. We will be working on a contract extension with Mark over the coming days. I know Mark is focused on completing his coaching staff and recruiting,” McGarity said in the email. “Our support staff is also focused on a number of construction projects, including the indoor practice facility and future enhancements to football areas in Sanford Stadium. We will keep you updated on progress in these areas as they develop.”
Did McGarity blink in the face of steady criticism of his management, or was the Belk Bowl the tipping point for Richt’s future at Georgia? Beats me (although McGarity’s message praises the effort and preparation for the bowl game). In any event, the die is cast and it’s time to get the rest of the players on the same page. That starts with making sure the assistants who are underpaid by market standards get an adjustment.
In any event, those of you who want Mark Richt gone are going to have to wait a while.