Coaches leave - Richt 'confident' about recruiting

ATHENS – After the sobering news that two coaches are leaving Georgia's program, Mark Richt said that he felt comfortable with the program's recruiting situation.

Brian VanGorder and, arguably Georgia's best recruiter, Ken Rucker are leaving the program a few days before Georgia has its biggest recruiting weekend of the year. But Richt said he was not concerned about both coaches leaving as it relates to the 2005 national signing day on February 2.

‘We'll get on the phone tonight and let everyone know what's going on," said Richt. "We want to assure them that we still are going to have a heck of a defense."

Judging from some of the reaction gathered by Dawg Post, the commitments are still firm to the Bulldogs.

"I think that the commitments still are excited about Georgia," said the head coach.

But Richt admitted Rucker and VanGorder's departures will be used against Georgia in recruiting battles that come down to the final days before national signing day.

"It's a business where people try anything to cause unrest, but I personally am feeling very stable right now. I don't feel uneasy at all. I feel very confident right now," Richt said.

The Bulldogs are currently ranked second in's team rankings. Michigan is ranked first and Tennessee is third.

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