Many of Mark Richt’s former players at UGA expressed “surprise” after hearing about Sunday’s firing.
“I was his (Richt’s) first recruit to Georgia,” former UGA quarterback DJ Shockley told the AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter on Sunday.
“It’s kind of disappointing to hear. I’m kind of sad and hurt by it. It’s a complete surprise to me to see it happen and to see it happen especial after the way they finished the season. I thought he’d get a chance to finish it out and try to turn it around the best way that he can. It’s disappointing right now. It’s kind of hard.”
Here was more reaction from Richt’s former players at UGA:
You wanted a coach and you got a great one…too bad his name wasn't superman
— Ray Drew (@RayDrew47) November 29, 2015
Not watching one Georgia football game next year… Wow
— Chris Burnette (@Chrisburnette68) November 29, 2015
WOW! Just wow….
— Israel Troupe (@troupestar28) November 29, 2015
And there's the cherry on top of my Sunday scaries… Wow.
— Austin Long (@AustinLong74) November 29, 2015
Kirby Smart up next
— J.J. Green (@Jay__Green) November 29, 2015
Have a winning season and still get fired smh
— Amarlo Herrera (@5DeuceHerrera) November 29, 2015
Coach Richt will always be the Head Coach at Georgia 2 me Always No matter what. His Impact far surpassed just football. Love ya CMR 10×10 ?
— Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) November 29, 2015
— Damian Swann ™ (@D_Swann) November 29, 2015
I wouldn't be the person I am today without @MarkRicht and he will always have my support. Thank you for everything, Coach.
— Arthur Lynch (@alynch1788) November 29, 2015
Hate to see CMR go. Great Coach and even BETTER man. Would do anything for me. UGA is a better place because of you Coach @MarkRicht
— Michael Bennett (@MBennett_82) November 29, 2015
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