Jeremy Pruitt approves this message.

Mark Richt is certainly putting his money where his mouth is.

Ironic question:  is he using his Georgia buyout money for that?

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  1. That would be hilarious and a finger in ADGM’s eye.

  2. heyberto

    DGH.. or is it DGC?

  3. Debby Balcer

    I eve he would have done it here too. He paid coaches out of his own pocket. Good for him for supporting his team.

    • Debby Balcer

      *believe not eve

    • 202dawg

      Miami is a private school. I think that’s why he’s allowed to do it.

      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        I don’t think that has anything to do with it. You can give to state schools as easily. The UGA Foundation counts on it. Paying coaches privately is a different ball of wax.

        I will say this: UM surely needs an indoor facility as opposed to some schools, including UGA, that are just trying to keep up. Besides the heat and humidity, massive rains with lightning and high winds can occur in minutes without a lot of warning, and more or less on a weekly basis.

  4. georgiaSportsBlog

    He is absolutely using McGarity’s buyout to fund it. Richt works in Passive Agressive Nuance the way other men work in oil or clay. It’s his true medium.

  5. Derek

    In the meantime, Saban says buy my house, bitch!

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11772033/alabama-crimson-tide-boosters-pay-coach-nick-saban-home

    I would imagine that Nick’s approach is more popular among the coaching fraternity. I can only imagine what would happen if the press started confronting coaches about CMR’s donation. “Hey Urban, why don’t you buy OSU something nice like CMR did for Miami? And btw, you’ve made lot more than CMR, so what about 2 million?”

    He might start having severe chest pains again.

  6. PTC DAWG

    It’s Richt’s money to spend as he chooses. Anyone begrudging him is just being petty.

    • PTC – Unfortunately, there’s a bunch of fucking petty people around here that don’t believe it’s his money to spend.

      • Yep – I’ve been waiting for those to people to come out of the woodwork

        • Herschel Krustofski

          Can y’all point out the comments that you’re interpreting as being petty? The only one I see that can possibly be interpreted that way is the one by georgiasportsblog above. However, if you’re familiar with the movie A Christmas Story, you get the joke.

          My personal interpretation is that some of y’all are so butthurt over Richt getting fired that it’s caused you to become hypersensitive regarding everything that is said about the guy. And this comment thread is a good example of that.

          • There haven’t been any comments that were petty

          • None have happened in this thread. You need to go back and read some of the old threads though if you want to know what we’re talking about. There are more than a few people that have explicitly stated that he didn’t earn any of his pay the last 10 years. LULZ at being “butthurt” over the firing. The proper term is being annoyed by segments of the fanbase that made it fucking miserable to be a Georgia fan for the last three seasons and still won’t let it go after the guy is gone.

            • Herschel Krustofski

              The people who would defend Richt no matter what made it equally as miserable the last few years and many of them won’t let it go either. I’m glad most people have moved on.

              I see what you mean about the petty though. JCDAWG83’s comment below is just that. Y’all were just a little early complaining about it.

              • As a guy that just wanted to talk about games and stuff and was pretty unattached to Richt’s fate one way or the other, I found the blind supporters to be much less insufferable than the people that turned every single conversation (at this here blog and others) over the last three seasons into a Richt-ferendum. There was one group of people that would inevitably devolve every blog topic into that by hammering you over the head with it and it wasn’t the blind supporters of Richt. YMMV, of course.

              • ugafidelis

                Gotta be proactive.

          • And the petty shows up just after I hit send.

          • GeorgiaSportsBlog

            I wasn’t being petty. I think it’s hilarious.

          • PTC DAWG

            Butthurt is more of a GT board comment to me. That said, very happy we have Kirby on the scene.

      • Tim In Sav

        Why didn’t he do it at UGA…..he certainly didn’t earn all that money the last few years.

        • Why didn’t he do it at UGA? Because he was told until last year to stop talking about an IPF because he wasn’t getting one.

          Nice low blow … I’m sure you wouldn’t say that to his face.

          • The guy paid coaches out of his own pocket, Tim. Let’s not act like he wasn’t willing to to spend some of his own bread for the betterment of the program. It didn’t work out and I’m excited about Kirby, but Richt was a class act… and apparently he still is.

  7. Go Dawgs!

    If nothing else, that will certainly endear him to the Miami faithful even more than his return home already has. Honeymoons end after the first loss regardless, but hopefully the good feelings will be strong enough to carry Richt through the next couple of years until he can build a winner down there. I wish him the best.

    • dawgtired

      yep, maybe he should have waiting and donated the money after the first loss…kind-of start a new honeymoon…

  8. hassan

    He’s going to get an indoor practice facility if it’s the last thing he ever does!!!! The whale….the whale….THE WHITE WHALE!!!!!

    • Rampdawg

      ….and on that day Evil Richt will go to his grave, but he’ll rise again within the hour. He will rise and beckon.

  9. @gatriguy

    It seems to me that the one thing Richt learned from Pruitt is that you are far more powerful than you think.

    If Richt had flirted with other schools in 2002 or 2005 or 2007, he could have gotten that damn IPF. He wasn’t a-hole enough to force the issue completely. A lesson hard learned most likely.

    I truly do wish him the best. He’s going to be a better coach for all this, I have no doubt, but getting canned was necessary to stiffen his spine up.

  10. Gravidy

    Please, let’s not act like he’s “spending McGarity’s money”. He’s spending his money. Can’t we just examine it on those terms?

  11. JCDAWG83

    No big deal, that’s only 1/4 of what he stole from Georgia by throwing the Florida game last year to make sure he got fired. I guess giving away some of his ill gotten gains helps with his feelings of guilt.

    • Gravidy

      So being paid the money he was contractually owed (whether he got fired or not) constitutes theft, huh? I get that you don’t like Richt. But unless you are prepared to tell us (with a straight face) that you would have walked away from those millions of dollars if you were in Richt’s position, please find another avenue of attack.

    • Sliceshs

      And here’s petty!!!

      • Herschel Krustofski

        LOL…yep. I guess I see why the guys above were preemptively complaining about people being petty on this topic.

        It never crossed my mind that Richt might have thrown that game on purpose. That one is out there.

        • dawgtired

          I didn’t know CMR was that great of a motivational speaker. How did he convince all the players and assistant coaches to help him throw the game? Maybe he paid them…

      • Rick

        Petty? It’s the rantings of a lunatic.

    • Tim In Sav

      I totally agree JC that was a brainfart of epic proportions .

  12. Dawgpa12

    Leave it to JCDawg for the petty win.
    Mark Richt- class act bottom line

    • JCDAWG83

      Yep, he’s the classiest of the con men in college football.

      • Dawgpa12

        Seriously!? You wouldn’t know class if it hit you in the face.

        • JCDAWG83

          Maybe not, but I know a gold bricking con artist when I see one. He played the Georgia fan base like a fiddle with his good man routine.

          • Derek

            and, unlike many of us, you were just too damn smart to fall for it weren’t ya?

            Whose “good guy” routine have you accepted? Perhaps you just don’t think that there’s such thing as a good guy?

            Put down the hatorade JC. I think you may have inspired this: https://youtu.be/6AT_VXvA6AA

            • JCDAWG83

              I fell for it hard for the first 7 or 8 years, 2008 opened my eyes. I don’t hate him but I don’t understand the love some folks have for him. He played a long con on Georgia fans and some still have stars in their eyes for him like battered housewives who can’t let go of the husband who beats the crap out of them.

              • Derek

                Sorry, but I don’t buy the analogy. I agree that he let go of the reins there for awhile after van gorder, but I thought once willie was out that the ship really got righted on a lot of levels, and that but for horrendously bad luck that my mental state will not allow me to repeat, he’d still be here. In short, I agree that he let the thing go on auto-pilot as urban and nick took over. Then I thought he turned things around probably better than anybody we’ve ever seen. Usually once things go bad, they really go bad and you can’t get it back. He did.

                I also think that whether it’s being totally uninterested in other jobs or the Paul Oliver network or the Devon gales situation, the guy represented the University of Georgia in a way that made me very proud as an alumnus. I wished that one day he’d win the big one here and we could say that, unlike some others, we really did it the right way.

                How anybody could resent him or his tenure is just beyond me. That said, I’m looking forward to what’s next for us.

                • 3rdandGrantham

                  Dude, let it go — its all an obvious shtick on his part (or trolling, etc.).

                • JCDAWG83

                  I’m optimistic about the future too. I really think his wife’s cancer changed him and I can’t blame him for that. My biggest issue is that he continued to take the millions after he stopped putting his heart and soul into the job. If he was a high school coach making $75,000 a year as a coach and history teacher and he wasn’t 100% focused and driven, I’d give him a pass. A man making multiple millions of dollars a year to coach a big time college football team needs to eat, sleep and breathe football and focus completely on winning at the highest level. When he made the comment that he took some time in the off season to “learn about football”, or something to that affect, I was dumbfounded. What was he being paid millions to be head football coach for if he needed to “learn about football”.

                  • Dawgwalker07

                    Continuing education is an important part of any field, especially something that changes as quickly as football. So while that may not have been the smartest sounding thing, it’s certainly not inaccurate or indicative of lack of knowledge.

                    I really have a problem with how you act like Richt just sat around smoking cigars from 2009-2015 and cashing checks from the university. Even if the results on the field weren’t what you (or I) wanted, it’s impossible to not acknowledge the fight Richt put up to turn things around. It wasn’t completely successful, but acting like you got robbed personally is disingenuous and honestly self-centered. The dude did his job. He didn’t do it well enough. So he got fired. He didn’t steal. He didn’t plunder the BM coffers. He was making far less than other (less successful) coaches in the conference. Grow up and quit acting like he stole your lunch money.

                • Tim In Sav

                  Your “mental state” now that’s a topic for discussion.

  13. I think the real question is – who cares?

    He can spend his money however he wants. Whether he spends it on a boathouse or an indoor practice facility it ain’t gonna make Miami relevant either way.

    • dawgtired

      Yes, I’m not seeing this as a good investment. I can think of many better ways to burn a million.

    • HVL Dawg

      A head coach in his 1st year at a school makes a $1,000,000 gift and chilidawgnv says, “Who cares.”

      I guess it happens all the time.

    • lakedawg

      Your hatred is unbelievable, and Miami under CMR will be relevant pretty darn quickly. There are two very good teams in that league and there is one really good team in the SEc. We will see if we win one before the U does.

  14. Whiskeydawg

    With the oceans rising (for whatever reason) maybe that million would be better spent on a sea wall.

  15. Debby Balcer

    I swear it is personal with JCDAWG83. There must be someone he knows Richt did not recruit.

    • 3rdandGrantham

      I’m pretty much convinced his whole bit is a total work on his part — a contrived shtick (is that being redundant?), if you will. Honestly, I’m surprised he goaded some of you into debating him over this.

    • Tim In Sav

      Debby , we don’t all love Richt.

  16. And the beat goes on.. The year is 2050. Richt is blasted as causing the latest problem in the world. Some say let it go, but no. He wasted all that money as a coach at UGA, etc., etc., etc., to the end of infinity. Neither a supporter or hater, just calling it as I see it.

  17. Athens Dog

    I pull for UGA. Could not care less about the U. Get over it.

    • lakedawg

      We got some real dip sticks for so called fans, geez.

      • Sorry but while I have no hard feelings for Richt I could honestly give a crap about Miami. If he wins there good for him but some of y’all act like you’re going to buy one of those “house divided” plates with UGA on one side and the U on the other.

        And buy a second TV for your dens so you can make sure you can catch the Canes game in case they are playing at the same time as UGA.

        • What I love the most about you “no hard feelings” guys is that you still feel the need to crap all over anyone who has fond memories of Richt. If it really doesn’t matter to you, why comment at all about what others think?

          • I have fond memories of Richt’s early years and always will. I just don’t give a crap about Miami football. And don’t get why some people can’t move on.

  18. Rebar

    Bejebus! Some of you people have no shame. Mark Richt was paying assistant coaches out of his own pocket when he was coaching here. He has never been a money guy, as in leveraging a higher salary with offers to go to other schools. He never publicly bitched about it either. The fact that he is donating money to his current program should not surprise anyone who has followed his career. The bullshit put out by some of the posters above speaks volumes about their character. I have no doubts about Mark Richt’s character.

    • Tim In Sav

      Rebar, I also have no doubt’s about his character either, its his coaching ability that some of us have had questions about.

      • Or the blind hero worship some seem to still have for him after he’s moved on. We get it. He is a good guy and probably spoke to your Sunday school class sometime. He’s also no longer the coach at UGA.

        • He’s also the winningest coach by percentage of any coach in UGA history, so to respect the guy’s accomplishments and character isn’t “blind hero worship.” I appreciate what he did for 15 years (by the way, no one keeps a high profile job like this if he/she isn’t good at it). Ray Goff was a good guy but a terrible football coach. Jim Donnan was a decent football coach but a public pain in the @$$. After Richt retires and comes back to Athens for a reunion of any of his teams, 90,000+ should give him the respect he’s due.