Mark Richt has been fired from his job as the head coach at Georgia, meaning that now in a sea of open jobs, Richt will be a desired commodity.
Since rumblings of discontent in Athens began earlier this season, there has been the mention of his connection to College Park -- Maryland associate athletic director and former Georgia AD Damon Evans.
Evans came to Maryland in 2014 after being relieved of his duties as Georgia's athletic director following a DUI arrest in 2010. Richt was hired at Georgia in 2001 and served as the program's head coach until Sunday's dismissal.
Following the arrest that led to Evans' departure more than five years ago, Richt talked about his relationship with the then-athletic director.
"I've been working with Damon for almost 10 years now," he said at the time, via Rivals.com. "I've had a good working relationship and a good personal relationship with Damon.
"I don't think this will define Damon Evans. It's certainly a bump in the road without question, but I think he's a very capable man. He's very intelligent and has an awful lot going for him just to be in the position he was in at such a young age shows what his capabilities are and what his potential is. I think he'll rebound, I really do."
Richt was 145-51 in his time at Georgia, with only one season of his 15 in Athens when he won less than eight games. Georgia finished tied for second in the SEC East this season.
It's unclear what the real likelihood of Richt to College Park would be, but it may be the strongest connection that a big-time outside coach has to the program.