It’s been just under two years since Mark Richt was controversially fired as Georgia’s coach, but he doesn’t seem to have any ill will toward his former employer.
Richt tweeted a good luck message to Georgia on Saturday night:
The season will start in a couple of weeks. I'm excited about our team. But I would also like to wish the Dawgs the very best! U Family!
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) August 20, 2017
Richt, now the coach at Miami, enjoyed a lot of success in Athens but failed to play for a national championship. He went 145-51 and compiled nine 10-win season in 15 years with the Bulldogs.
Several things went wrong for Richt during his tenure with Georgia, but his firing was still controversial. He was replaced with former Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, who is entering his second year with the Bulldogs.
Smart responded to Richt’s message on Twitter:
Thanks so much!! Best wishes from one DGD to Another👊 https://t.co/hQ6oNMICjf
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) August 20, 2017
In his first season with Miami, Richt led the Hurricanes to a 9-4 record.
Georgia opens its season against Appalachian State on Sept. 2.