Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Miami coach Mark Richt, who also coached 15 seasons at Georgia, announces his retirement from football.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Miami coach Mark Richt, who also coached 15 seasons at Georgia, announces his retirement from football.

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Miami coach Mark Richt, who was previously head coach at Georgia for 15 seasons, retired on Sunday. (photo from Saturday Down South)

Miami coach Mark Richt, who was also head coach at Georgia for 15 seasons, announced his retirement on Sunday

From ESPN: Richt announced his retirement Sunday after compiling a 26-13 record the past three seasons at his alma mater.

Richt’s announcement came only three days after the Hurricanes lost to Wisconsin 35-3 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, which dropped their record to 7-6.

In a statement, Richt, 58, said he informed Miami athletic director Blake James of his decision on Sunday morning.

“The decision came after a great deal of thought, discussions with my family, and prayer,” Richt said in the statement. “This was my decision.

“The University of Miami has been a part of my life for more than three decades. It shaped me as a young man and provided me with the coaching opportunity of a lifetime. My love for The U is simply great. My true desire is for our football program to return to greatness, and while terribly difficult, I feel that stepping down is in the best interests of the program.”

Richt, a former Hurricanes quarterback, was hired to revive the program shortly after he was fired after 15 seasons as Georgia’s coach in November 2015. Richt had a 145-51 record with the Bulldogs, leading them to two SEC championships in 2002 and 2005. Richt’s first two seasons at Miami were promising, as the Hurricanes went 9-4 in 2016 and then started 10-0 in 2017. But after climbing to No. 2 in the CFP rankings and introducing the college football world to the “Turnover Chain,” Miami lost its last three games in 2017, including a 38-3 defeat to Clemson in the ACC championship game. Read more

 

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