Mark Richt Still has 'Juice' for Coaching

ATHENS - Tuesday may not have been the best day to ask Georgia football coach Mark Richt if he sees himself still on the sidelines when he’s 70 like the opposing coach Saturday at Sanford Stadium: South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier.

Richt’s voice was scratchy due to a cold. He stopped several times to take a swig of water. He even had to blow his nose on occasion to get through his nearly half hour news conference.

“I’m not sick,” Richt said after coughing. “I just look and act that way and sound that way.”

The 55-year old Richt is two games into his 15th Georgia season.

“I don’t feel good today, but most days I feel pretty good,” he said. “I think the older you get the more you realize you’ve still got some juice, you know? Coach Spurrier is still doing a great job. I don’t even want to try to predict what’s going to happen down the road. I do enjoy what I do and I want to continue to be influential in the lives of these young men and also win, win ballgames for Georgia.”

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