Following a 9-3 season, Georgia has fired Mark Richt. Mark Schlabach of ESPN was the first to report the news, and we have confirmed it. In this release Georgia notes that after the bowl game, if he chooses, Richt will have the opportunity to take on a different role within the University.
Richt took over the program in 2001, and won at least eight games in every season except for 2010 when the Bulldogs went 6-7. In every single season, Richt led the team to a bowl game. Richt was 145-51 overall with the program. Per sources in the profession, Kirby Smart, Dan Mullen, and Jimbo Fisher are the three most likely targets for UGA. For Smart, this would be coming home. For Mullen, Georgia is his dream job. For Jimbo, a place he could live happily forever. Wouldn't have to golf, could fish and hunt and coach ball. Probably sounds pretty appealing to Jimbo.
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