Posts Tagged ‘Mark Richt’

Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald writes that Georgia AD Greg McGarity said he expects Mark Richt to be back next season saying before yesterday’s Georgia-Auburn game, “Sure I do,” McGarity said. “Absolutely… I fully expect Mark Richt to be with us for awhile… Based on the first 10 games, there’s no question about that.”

Richt laughed when asked about his name coming up with the Colorado job, saying: “Georgia’s my home.”

Richt, under contract through the end of the 2013 season, is 95-33 in 10 seasons at Georgia.

John Henderson of the Denver Post writes that former Oregon coach and current ESPN broadcaster Mike Belloti and current Georgia coach Mark Richt are the top candidates to replace Dan Hawkins at Colorado. Belloti acknowledges having some “initial talks” with CU. Henderson also cites a source that eliminates Mike Leach because of “too much baggage.”

 

Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi

Doogie Wolfson of @1500ESPN in Minneapolis has compiled a list of 30 potential replacements for Minnesota coach Tim Brewster if/when he is relieved of his duties. I would generously describe this as a brainstorm session and not even close to a realistic list of candidates. Many of them seem to make no sense at all, but nonetheless, it seems obvious that Minnesota will make a move sometime between today and Nov. 27, so here we go:  

Minnesota grad, Tony Dungy, Georgia coach Mark Richt, Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, Boise State coach Chris Petersen, Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, Temple coach Al Golden, UConn coach Randy Edsall, UFL coach and former Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski, San Diego State coach Brady Hoke, former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, former Kansas coach Mark Mangino, former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer, former USF coach Jim Leavitt, former Oregon coach Mike Belloti, Houston coach Kevin Sumlin, Columbia coach and Minnesota grad Norries Wilson, former Minnesota QB and Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman, Ole Miss OC and Minnesota native Mike Markuson, Vikings OC Darrell Bevell, Ravens QB coach and former Minnesota assistant Jim Zorn, former Ravens coach and former Vikings OC Brian Billick, Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst, Alabama DC Kirby Smart, Alabama OC Jim McElwin, Nebraska DC Carl Pelini, Oklahoma DC Brent Venables, Michigan State OC Don Tradwell, Oklahoma OC Kevin Wilson, Florida assistant and former Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney and Clemson DC and former Baylor coach Kevin Steele.

Ralph Russo of the Associated Press writes that Tim Brewster is “way out in front in the first-to-be-fired pool” after losing five straight. Russo expects Minnesota to fire Brewster before the end of the season.

Russo also notes that after 11 player arrests and a 2-4 record, Georgia might need to run the table to save Mark Richt’s job.

Russo also puts Dan Hawkins on notice. He writes that a 3-1 start might prove to be a mirage after a 26-0 loss at Missouri last week.

Russo writes that Ron Zook seems to be safe for now, after coming into a critical year. Russo says that the Illini are a “good bet” for four more wins which should be enough for Zook to survive another year.

Tim Brewster

Matt Hayes of The Sporting News names Minnesota’s Tim Brewster, UNC’s Butch Davis, A&M’s Mike Sherman, Miami’s Randy Shannon and Georgia’s Mark Richt as his five coaches on the hot seat.

Which five are off the hot seat? For now?  NC State’s Tom O’Brien, LSU’s Les Miles, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier, Nevada’s Chris Ault, and Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy.

Georgia’s second leading rusher, running back Caleb King was arrested on Sunday for not appearing for a court date. King was the 11th Bulldog player to be arrested this season. Bleacher Report wonders, How Hot Is the Hot Seat For Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt?