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.