ATHENS — As happened the last couple times Miami had an opening, Mark Richt’s name has been floated again as a potential candidate at his alma mater.
Richt was asked Tuesday what he thought about that.
“I don’t think much of it, really,” Richt said, smiling. “I love my alma mater. The U, no doubt about it. But there’s been nobody calling or writing or texting or anything like that. I’m sure they’ll find a great coach.”
That statement was followed by the sounds of reporters typing loudly in an otherwise quiet room, which Richt noticed.
“Man, a lot of tapping going on,” Richt said.
The Miami job opened up on Sunday when Al Golden was fired.
Richt played quarterback at Miami from 1979-82, and spent his high school years in Boca Raton, Fla. He’s been Georgia’s head coach since 2001, after spending most of the previous two decades as a Florida State assistant.