Mark Richt is reportedly interviewing for the Miami job today, so chew on this for a moment:
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… probably isn’t what you might expect. Here’s what Richt said in response to a question about his future plans:
Mark Richt: “I’ll say this — if and when I do coach again, I’m looking forward to coaching again in terms of being more hands-on. I miss coaching quarterbacks, I miss calling plays, I miss that part of it. Whether it’s in the role of head coach, coordinator, quarterbacks coach, whatever it is. If in fact I choose to do that I’d be really excited about coaching QBs again and getting in the middle of coaching offensive strategy. Not that I wasn’t in it, but I wasn’t calling it. And I think I’d be more apt to do that again.”
Geez, if that’s what you missed, why didn’t you do something about it, especially this season after Bobo left? You could have taken the OC job back and hired a special teams coach, which probably would have made a lot of people happier, including yourself, it sounds like.
This isn’t scientific, or even particularly relevant to Mark Richt’s fate (unless it’s comprised of Georgia’s big donors, heh).
But it is an interesting data point, considering how convinced some of you are about how the fan base perceives Richt.
“It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled or whether the doer of deeds could’ve done them better,” Richt said, quoting Roosevelt. “The credit belongs to the man who’s actually in the arena, who’s been devoured. Win or lose, at least he wasn’t one of those timid souls that know neither victory nor defeat.”
When in doubt, go to the arena.
Mark Richt has a warning for us about Saturday’s game.
“I don’t know what the fan base thinks about this game, but I can promise you we’ll get tested in this game as much as any.”
“I don’t know what the fan base thinks about this game…”? Really? Either that’s so cute, or the man sure knows how to block out the noise.
This is a rather curious thing to say.
Richt was asked just one question during his allotted 10-minute window on the weekly call and it was about whether the Bulldogs had settled yet on a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Kentucky. He said that Greyson Lambert and Brice Ramsey are “repping most” with the No. 1 offense. He said that Bauta, who started against the Gators’ last week, “has gotten some work as well. We haven’t ruled that out.”
Then he offered this intriguing aside without prompting:
“Part of last week (here he pauses to laugh) was just the fact that some of the guys, I was just curious, if there was any secrets anymore, you know? And guys, somehow things always slip out through social media or whatever it is. So I was just curious if everybody could keep it under their hat.”
I don’t think that was meant to be taken seriously, but I also think Richt’s seriously overestimating the fan base’s sense of humor these days. Win a few games first – hell, score some points first – and maybe we’ll appreciate the wisecracks more.