Yesterday against Missouri, Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan lined up for a 34-yard field goal with just under four minutes to play for an attempt that would give UGA a 9-6 lead.

Just a few minutes earlier, Morgan had missed a 26-yard try, so Mark Richt pulled him to the side and shared with him a message that the kid, and the entire coaching profession, should remember forever.

Immediately after the game, Richt was asked what that message was, and thankfully, he was transparent enough to share that moment with us all (H/T Joshua Medcalf).

“I told him that I love him no matter what happens…and that I was serious. It’s a lot of pressure for a young man.”

“Sometimes guys think that their worth is whether they perform well or not, but that’s really not the fact of the matter. Their worth is that they are an awesome human being, and we love them, and they’re just doing their best, and thankfully he made the kick.”