Richt just said he wants UGA to be his last job and he wants to coach till he is at least 60 (he is 51 now.) So there you go, what is the next rumor? Lets have a realistic one this time (i.e. one that does not offer Bobo as a head coaching candidate. He is a good QB coach, but the man cannot call plays to save his life!)
Today on a site called GamingToday.com – “News You Can Bet On” — it’s reported that Mark Richt will leave the Georgia program “at the end of the season according to inside sources.”
The site also writes: “Sources in the South Carolina/Georgia area say that Richt will pursue outside interests and decide on his own not to return to Georgia.”
Frankly, we’re not buying that one. At all. Why? Well, for one it’s unlikely Richt would put up with an offseason of guff and questions and fan complaints only to climb back to the top… and then step away.
Second, GamingToday.com claims that Derek Dooley and Mike Bobo are “reportedly” top candidates to replace the UGA coach.
Mike Bobo is unpopular among the Bulldog fanbase as an offensive coordinator. It’s highly doubtful UGA AD Greg McGarity would promote an unpopular coach from within… when many fans want new blood (even it means whacking Richt).
And Dooley, well, Dooley has a losing record during his five-year career and he’s actually got some Tennessee fans calling for his head in just his second year.
Also, anyone with true connections to the Georgia program would know that UGA president Michael Adams is the man who booted former coach and AD Vince Dooley from the Dawg program. It’s highly unlikely that a Dooley would want to work with an Adams or vice versa.
Anything’s possible and if it turns out the folks at this gambling site have scooped the world, we’ll be the first to send up a mea culpa. But we’re not buying this one.