In Mark Richt’s final meeting with UGA’s players on Thursday, the ousted football coach said some words that will be debated endlessly by Bulldog fans.
“Life is about people, not rings. Rings collect dust,” said Richt, according to multiple people in room.
That’s a statement that might bother some UGA fans, upset that Richt didn’t win an SEC championship in his final 10 years at Georgia, after winning two in his first five. But it’s been a consistent message from Richt, who said something similar last year in an interview about the PO Network.
Another highlight of the meeting was UGA players greeting Richt to the meeting room by doing “The U” sign for Miami, where Richt will officially be announced as the new coach on Friday. How did Richt respond? The teary-eyed coach responded by doing “The U” sign back to the Bulldog players.
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Update: Richt’s famous last words were also tweeted out by UGA offensive lineman Nathan Theus:
"Life is about people, not rings. Rings collect dust." -CMR
— Nathan Theus (@NTheus49) December 3, 2015