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Why was Mark Richt tweeting about the Bachelorette last night?


On July 18, Coral Gables, Fla., wide receiver Shaquery Wilson committed to Georgia. Mark Richt issued the following tweet. It received 227 retweets.

A day later, Jacksonville, Fla., defensive back Deontai Williams committed to Georgia. Richt again tweeted the non-announcement announcement, which was retweeted 351 times.

On Thursday, New Orleans wide receiver Michael Chigbu committed to the Bulldogs. Richt again sent a celebratory tweet, which was retweeted 260 times.

And then there was last night, retweeted 1,248 times and counting. 

What happened? Well, this happened.

For those who can't stomach the nine minutes and 20 seconds of reality television, the man in the above video is Josh Murray - former Georgia safety and brother of recent Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray - "winning" the Bachelorette. 

Now, we all know Richt is a guy that can march to the beat of his own drum (see this, and this), and the rest of the Georgia football family rightly ignored the result of a staged reality "competition."

Uh, not exactly.

College football is a strange, silly, and wonderful sport, man.