The 15-year head coach at UGA will not coach the Bulldogs in the bowl game multiple sources have confirmed to Dawg Post. The Athens Banner-Herald is also reporting the news.
Richt has accepted the Miami coaching job according to numerous reports. He indicated that he was interested and had accepted the job of coaching the Bulldogs during this season's bowl game, but that was before he took the Miami job.
Greg McGarity has named assistant head coach Bryan McClendon, who also coaches wide receivers, as the interim head coach. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, as well as all other assistant coaches, will remain in their present roles with current responsibilities.
"I've asked Bryan to assume all administrative duties of the head coach," said McGarity. "This will be the least disruptive option for our players and staff as they begin preparations for our bowl game."