Mark Richt delivered an incredibly thoughtful answer when asked what it was like to watch Georgia in the National Championship Game.
The former Bulldogs coach and current Miami coach spoke to ESPN’s Chris Low for an in-depth story about Richt’s attempt to return the Hurricanes to national prominence. As part of his reporting, Low revealed that he asked Richt what it was like watching Georgia face off against Alabama in the national title game in January in Atlanta. It was a thought-provoking question, given that Richt went 145-51 as the Bulldogs coach from 2001 to ’15.
Check out Richt’s response below:
I asked @MarkRicht what it was like watching Georgia in the national title game, and his response was vintage Richt. "We cheer for people, so we were cheering for the players, and I'm friends with Kirby. Our time at Georgia will always be special to us."
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) March 22, 2018
This answer is typical Richt, and it is fantastic. It is easy to root for Georgia’s former coach as he tries to make Miami an ACC and a national contender. He enjoyed success last season, leading the Hurricanes to a 10-3 record and an Orange Bowl berth. He is 19-7 in two seasons at Miami.
No matter how long Richt stays at Miami, some always will associate him with his time at Georgia. It is not a surprise to learn he was cheering for those involved in the National Championship Game.