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Mark Richt has retired at Miami

Miami head coach Mark Richt has announced his retirement.

Richt has released a statement announcing that "it is time for him to step away from coaching."

Here is Richt's full statement.

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Richt has spent the past three seasons leading the Hurricanes after a long stint at Georgia. In Coral Gables, he produced 9-4 and 10-3 seasons before heading into 2018 with lofty expectations. The 'Canes finished a disappointing 7-6 with a loss in the Pinstripe Bowl this year.

Overall, Richt was 26-13 as the leader of his alma mater. Back in May, Miami announced a contract extension for Richt taking him through 2023.

At Georgia, Richt was an impressive 145-51, including a 83-37 mark in the SEC, but the fan base grew impatient after winning just two outright SEC East titles (2002 and 2005). In Athens, Richt won double-digit games nine times including all but one season from 2002-08, and that "down" year was a 9-win season in 2006.

In an era where coaches can easily coach at ten different places during their coaching career, Richt's coaching journey has spanned just four places - Florida State (first as a graduate assistant from 1985-88, then QBs and then OC from 1990-2000), East Carolina (OC in 1989) and then leading the programs at Georgia and Miami.

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