CORAL GABLES, Fla. – From a player to a coach Mark Richt's career has come full circle.
There are reports today that Richt is about to return to the Hurricanes as their head coach
From playing at the University of Miami to Bobby Bowden’s coordinator at FSU, Richt was hired at Georgia to bring some stability to the program and to win. He did both, but in the end, his record in recent years against the Bulldogs’ rivals and against top ranked teams brought some unrest among the fans and big time boosters.
As the head coach, Richt was 145-51, including 9-3 this year and a win over Georgia Tech on Saturday. The ‘Dogs won two SEC titles under Richt, but none since 2005 and they haven’t won the east since 2012. He’ll be able to coach in the bowl game (Georgia is considered a strong favorite to appear in the Taxslayer Bowl here in Jacksonville), and then will reportedly assume his duties as the head coach at Miami.
It's been widely reported that Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, a defensive back at Georgia in the mid 1990's will become Georgia's next head coach. That hiring could be announced as early as next week.