KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Mark Richt, not known for brusque moments with the media, had one after Saturday’s 38-31 loss at Tennessee.
It came at the end of the Georgia head coach’s postgame press conference. A reporter, who Richt didn’t know, asked: “Coach, the injuries against running backs against this team have been well-documented over the past few years. Do you feel almost snakebitten at this point with so many?”
Richt looked at the reporter and said he hadn’t really thought about it. Then he added:
“Are you a Tennessee man? You look like you’re smirking over there, having a good time tonight.”
“No sir,” answered the reporter, an Associated Press writer based in Tennessee.
“OK, I was just curious,” Richt said, then got up to leave, telling the media to have a good night.
Prior to that Richt was his normal, lower-key self when discussing the loss. But he wasn’t happy either.
“It’s just no good losing,” Richt said. “People can say it’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. There’s a little bit of that, I guess. But the reality is if you don’t win it’s no fun. … It’s sickening to everybody.”
Watch the exchange below: