“… the Hurricanes have twice as many ESPN 300 commitments from Florida as the Gators and Seminoles combined.”

I know Tommy gets tired of me citing his analogy of Florida recruiting to Afghanistan, but after reading this piece, Miami finally may be at the stage where it’s become useful.  Thanks, Coach Richt, for doing your best warlord impression.

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40 responses to ““… the Hurricanes have twice as many ESPN 300 commitments from Florida as the Gators and Seminoles combined.”

  1. Lrgk9

    Ahh, most excellent

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  2. Russ

    Well done, sir! Keep up the good work.

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  3. Got Cowdog

    It’s just a matter of time before he and Kirby meet up in a bowl, if not the playoffs.

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    • Tim in Sav

      He had 15 years here to do it in Athens, you think it’s going to magically happen in Miami?

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      • I think he’s ditched his CEO hat and is way more hands on with the coaching (Like he was early at UGA). I don’t know if they will be there soon, but it wouldn’t shock me. He had a few national championship caliber teams, particularly early in his tenure here.

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        • Jared S.

          I think he ended both the 2007 and 2012 seasons with NC-caliber teams.

          His coaching may not have been NC-caliber those seasons when it counted. But those teams were suhweeeeet.

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      • Sanford222view

        Never mind that Richt went to plenty of bowl games and had several teams that would have been in a playoff if it had existed.

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        • Tim in Sav

          “If” a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his ass. Obviously I didn’t mean to infer that Richt never went to bowl games.

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          • Sanford222view

            You said he had 15 years to do “it.” Richt was only coach at Georgia for two seasons when could get “wings” and not bump his ass.

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          • MGW

            Dude, nobody is suggesting we re-hire the fellow, so you can settle down with the revisionist history, frogs, and “if’s”.

            You said it would take magic for him to coach a team that could make the playoff, but he had a minimum of two Georgia teams that would have definitely been in the playoffs, and a few more that probably would have been selected. He’s coached the quality of team it takes to make the playoff before, and there’s no empirical reason to think he won’t again. That’s not up for debate, as much as you’d like for it to be.

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            • Tim in Sav

              Please tell me anything I said that was “revisionist”.

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              • The other Doug

                In response to the possibility of Richt and Kirby meeting up in a bowl or playoff game you responded:
                “Tim in Sav
                February 1, 2018 at 10:19 AM
                He had 15 years here to do it in Athens, you think it’s going to magically happen in Miami?”

                As proven above, Richt coached teams that were good enough to make the playoffs, and obviously he coached teams that played in bowls. Therefore, what you typed was either stupid or an attempt at altering Richt’s achievements while at UGA.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        The threshold for making the CFP is now being 4th or higher.
        Of the top of my head I can think of 2 Richt teams that finished the regular season in the top 4. Probably at least one more.
        Since he has been in the top four after the first Saturday in December while coaching in the SEC it is not magic to anticipate he could do the same in the weaker ACC.

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        • willypmd

          2002, 2007, 2012 would be my guesses, too busy to confirm at this moment

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        • Jared S.

          Agreed. If Richt makes a CFP appearance at Miami (which is a good possibility if he stays there at least 5-7 years) then there won’t be any “magic” about it. The man’s a great recruiter and coach.

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      • Got Cowdog

        I didn’t say he would win the natty, but I don’t think it unreasonable that he could make a versus SEC bowl, or catch Clemson napping and win the ACC outright, making the playoff. The ACC schedule helps. UF and FSU being down helps. I would argue the current crop of ACC coaches aren’t what his best teams at UGA faced. He had to beat Spurrier, Meyer, Fulmer, and Saban.
        I am no CMR apologist, thank god and greyhound he’s gone, and he brought most of his issues on himself. IMO, the talent he should be able to recruit and the competition he will face sets up well for him to have exactly the kind of success he had at UGA. Success being in the eye of the beholder, of course.

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        • Tim in Sav

          I guess we’ll have to wait and see huh? I always liked Mark Richt but I (my opinion) felt there were always some glaring weaknesses in most of his teams. The one exception might have been 2012, however upon refection probably the lack of keeping a full roster of players contributed to our loosing to Alabama in that SEC Championship game.

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          • Jim

            Richt is a good coach. Kirby appears to be a good program builder. There is a massive difference. Richt may back his way into a CFP appearance once in a while but he’ll also have plenty of slightly better than mediocre seasons because the roster is depleted, s&c sucks, or some other reason that better programs don’t deal with as frequently

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  4. Normaltown Mike

    yes yes and yes

    I’ve been pining for the Gators to return to the Charlie Pell/Galen Hall era and it will be helpful for Miami to play it’s part in diverting a few players each year.

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  5. Recruiting was never a problem with CMR. We had good recruiting classes and sent tons of kids to the NFL.

    Making sure all positions were deep enough (especially Oline), hanging on to terrible, badly outdated and overmatched assistants (Willie Martinez, Dave VanHalanger), and an inability to shake BM into action were CMR’s failings.

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  6. TXBaller

    OMG….its Mark Richt (click) day…..

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  7. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Recruiting harder and not letting graduates transfer….maybe it is the goatee.

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  8. So he continues to be a DGD!, anytime he keeps top 300 recruits out of Gainesville it’s a good thing

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  9. Spike

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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  10. It’s all part of a master plan generated by our 10th graduate assistant to keep the Gaturs down. The Illuminati would be proud ….EXCELLENT.

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  11. The Dawg abides

    I checked out a Miami board yesterday to get their feeling on the cornerback we’re both recruiting hard. They feel good about their class but were really fretting about one particular position. Anyone want to take a guess?

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  12. Jared S.

    247 Recruiting Composite Team Rankings
    https://247sports.com/Season/2018-Football/CompositeTeamRankings

    Miami Hurricanes:
    2018: #5
    2017: #12
    2016: #22
    2015: #27
    2014: #12
    2013: #14

    The fact that Richt looks assured to pull down a Top-10 class at Miami in 2018 is eye-popping to me. University Bigwigs must be high-fiving each other over their good fortune in getting Richt at just the right time.

    Of course he benefits from upheaval at UF and FSU, but the reality is those kids don’t have to go to Miami. There’s a lot of non-Florida programs recruiting the top prospects in his class as well. He’s doing an incredible job and in a short amount of time.

    The question is whether he can sustain his current success and build on it.

    I think he can. I guess I won’t be surprised if he goes on to even greater things (CFP appearance) or if he kind of plateaus.

    As an aside, I’ll also mention that it doesn’t hurt that UGA and Miami look like FUN PLACES to be. Both teams looked like they were having a blast for most of the year.

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  13. rchris

    I said in a comment when Richt went to Miami that we’d benefit because a strong Miami hurts Florida and FSU recruiting. It’s obvious why the Gators hurting helps us. Less obvious is that the Seminoles are less able to challenge us for south Georgia recruits when they’re weak.

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