Moments after the Miami Hurricanes hired former Georgia head coach Mark Richt to bring back its storied football program from its current malaise of mediocrity, I checked social media for reaction.
Needless to say the reaction on social media has been MUCH different from when Miami hired former coach Al Golden from Temple. Check it out…
And here are two of my favorites…
At any rate, this is a home run hire for the Canes. In Richt, they get a coach whose record at Georgia was 145–51, averaging close to 10 wins per year. His other accomplishments include two SEC Championships (2002, 2005) and six SEC Eastern Division Titles (2002–2003, 2005, 2007, 2011–2012). Oh, and he was a two-time SEC Coach of the Year (2002, 2005).
In other words, Richt is a bonafide winner.
Now I know that there are a lot of Georgia fans who think that Richt underachieved at Georgia, though I think most college programs would kill for that “underachievement”. From what I’ve seen from Canes fans, they are certainly glad that Georgia let the “underachieving” Richt go.
This is a great day for Hurricanes fans. Lots of jubilation from fans everywhere thinking “The U” is on its way back.
Maybe this move will help double the crowd turnout at football games to 30K?