Mark Richt for Texas A&M vacancy?

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 10:10 AM
Last updated 10:17 AM
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ATHENS, Ga. - There has been scuttlebutt on Texas A&M web sites for a few days that the new SEC school may be targeting Mark Richt for its football head coaching vacancy.

Then on Sunday night Brent Zwenerman, who covers Texas A&M for the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express, reported that Richt was indeed a candidate.

Here’s what I can tell you at the moment:

  • Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity texted the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (and several other colleagues) to say the following: “No truth whatsoever.”
  • Why would McGarity know? For one thing, he and Richt spent practically all of Thursday together, attending the Outback Bowl signing party in Tampa.
  • Richt has not been acting like a coach who’s going somewhere. He made an in-person visit to Keith Marshall on Sunday night, and a couple days later Marshall, the nation’s top-rated tailback, committed to Georgia.

Then again, Texas A&M is a pretty good job. There’s a reason the SEC wanted the school to join.

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charliemanson 12/10/11 - 11:43 am
If his wife is happy, he will

If his wife is happy, he will stay. But if the UGA fans have ticked her off, he will bolt.

dawggrad 12/10/11 - 11:41 am
This article and headline

This article and headline looks particularly stupid now considering A&M has essentially hired a new coach. Why don't you stop stirring controversy where there is none?

"Texas A&M was close Saturday morning to finalizing a contract with Houston's Kevin Sumlin, who the Aggies have chosen as their new coach, a school source has told ESPN's Joe Schad."

"Sumlin was A&M's top choice, a source previously told Schad, with Louisville's Charlie Strong, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and Southern Mississippi's Larry Fedora also under consideration."

tckr1983 12/10/11 - 12:17 pm
Was thinking the same thing

Was thinking the same thing dawggrad... this makes no sense to print today.

curly123053 12/10/11 - 02:05 pm
I had already read a national

I had already read a national story on Sumlin possibly being named coach at Texas A & M before they posted this article. I think they just wanted to stir the Dawgs up a little.

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Just My Opinion 12/10/11 - 03:42 pm
Yeah, maybe Seth Emerson was

Yeah, maybe Seth Emerson was faced with a deadline that he had to submit SOMETHING, so he looked around the message boards, saw there was some innane scuttle about Richt and Texas A&M, and thought "Yeah, baby! There's my article!!". Well, of course, I don't know if that's the way it REALLY works, but it's certainly plausible concerning the timing of it. Seth didn't really do his homework as far as checking for any background info, did he? Regardless, we've still got Coach Richt for awhile and I'm glad to have him.

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