Just like in 2010 when the school was looking for a coach, 1982 Miami grad Richt is showing up on some lists of possible candidates.
“I don’t think much of it really,” said Richt, a former backup quarterback for the Hurricanes who is in his 15 th season as Georgia’s head coach. “I love my alma mater, the U. No doubt about it, but there’s been nobody calling or writing or texting or anything like that. So I’m sure they’ll find a great coach.”
The thinking by some who have floated Richt’s name is that he may be looking for a fresh start. Georgia is 5-2 overall, unranked in the AP poll and need to win its final three SEC games to have a chance for its first SEC title since 2005.
A caller on his radio show Monday night said: “I cannot get out of my truck without people telling me, `When are you going to fire that guy? It’s getting harder and harder to defend you, man.”
Richt’s response: “Is that right? I appreciate you defending me if you do. Bottom line, we’re going to get after Florida, that’s for sure. I don’t worry about all that other stuff.”
When Richt was asked about the Miami job in 2010, he said: "Just like I've been saying, men, Georgia's my home and that's where I want to be. I don't think you've got to go any farther than that.”
Miami fired Al Golden after a 58-0 home thrashing by Clemson.
“I watched that game,” said Georgia running back Sony Michel, who returned home to South Florida during Georgia’s open date. “Sometimes programs struggle at certain areas and it’s one of those times.”