According to numerous reports, former Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt will be the next coach of the Miami Hurricanes. The news was first reported by Canes Insight.
Richt spent 15 seasons at Florida State (and one at East Carolina), rising from a graduate assistant to offensive coordinator and Bobby Bowden’s right hand man. He left in 2001 to become Georgia’s head coach, and how well he did there depends upon what you think the expectations were. He won two SEC Championships, the last in 2005, and six SEC Eastern Division titles. His teams finished in the top 10 of the final AP poll six times.
But 10 years without an SEC title, and three years without winning the (much weaker) SEC Eastern division was deemed not good enough, and he was fired last weekend. The Bulldogs went 9-3 this season, and will be heading to a mid-tier bowl.