And with that Mark Richt expressed his feelings about the terrible tragedy across America Tuesday. Richt first herd about the attack when he was sitting down with his staff to review film in the early part of Tuesday morning.
Richt was astounded by the attack on both New York City and Washington DC by terrorists.
"I am a little surprised that there's that many people here. I have a really heavy heart about what is going on. It is just incredible what we are witnessing. I don't think we really realize fully what is going on right now."
The NCAA has released a statement indicating that it is up to both conferences and institutions themselves to decide if games will continue this weekend.
"The games themselves are insignificant in the face of what has happened today," said Cedric Dempsey, NCAA president. "Our focus is entirely on the safety of student-athletes, athletics personnel and fans. We urge schools to make sound decisions about proceeding with contests today and in the coming days."
Both Richt and the NCAA have indicated that they will follow the lead of the Bush Administration in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.
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