Report: Mark Richt expected to take Miami coaching job
Former UGA coach Mark Richt appears to be a free agent no longer.
Richt is “expected to be named Miami’s next Head Coach,” according to CanesInsight.com’s Peter Ariz (an independent website which covers the ACC school).
Richt interviewed with Miami officials on Tuesday in an Atlanta hotel.
The claim was later backed up by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, whose sources said Richt was headed to Miami. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reported he was told “with 100 percent certainty” that a deal between Richt and Miami would be finalized Wednesday night or Thursday.”
In a Monday press conference, Richt told reporters he still had an interest in coaching after many speculated he may sit out. UGA announced his termination on Sunday after 15 seasons with the Bulldogs.
Richt grew up in Boca Raton, Fla., and was a reserve quarterback for the Hurricanes from 1979-1982 when the school rose to power in college football under coach Howard Schnellenberger.
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