St. Louis Rams rookie Todd Gurley happy for his former coach, Mark Richt

Former Georgia standout Todd Gurley is happy for his old coach, Mark Richt, getting a new job with the University of Miami.

ST. LOUIS — Todd Gurley wasn’t happy when he heard the news that his former coach, Mark Richt, had been fired as Georgia’s football coach. 

“He's just a great dude, great coach, man,” the St. Louis Rams rookie running back told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday. “I just hate to see that happen.”

Gurley was pleased, however, to hear the news that Richt had already found a new job at the University of Miami

“I’m happy for him,” Gurley said after practice on Thursday afternoon. “I knew he’d get a job sooner or later.”

Asked if he will visit his former coach at his new college, Gurley said, “we’ll see.”

Richt, 55, led Georgia to a 145-51 record in 15 seasons. He now returns to Miami, where he played quarterback from 1978-82. 

The former Georgia Bulldogs coach had several options for continuing career, but opted to return to his roots in South Florida.

“When you coach for 10 years, of course somebody else gonna get you,” Gurley said.

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