Just when you thought you couldn't cram anymore top-of-the-line coaches into the Big Ten East.
InsideMDSports.com reported Monday that Maryland has spoken with former Georgia head coach Mark Richt about the head-coaching vacancy in College Park.
According to the report, the Terps could host Richt and talk to him in person as soon as Tuesday.
Richt did a heck of a lot of winning in his 15 seasons running the show in Athens. He posted a remarkable 145-51 record, leading the Bulldogs to two SEC championships, six SEC East Division championships, three Sugar Bowl appearances and 14 bowl appearances overall, plus the bowl game the Bulldogs will play without him this winter.
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Adding Richt to the roster of head coaches in the Big Ten East would be incredible, as the division also boasts Urban Meyer at Ohio State, Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, Mark Dantonio at Michigan State and James Franklin at Penn State. Battles on the field and in recruiting would be something to see.
Maryland doesn't seem like a top-tier Big Ten job right now, but it has plenty of positives, including strong ties to Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, which brings many financial benefits. New facilities are planned, and the Terps play smack dab in the middle of a fertile recruiting area in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Many believed Georgia firing Richt on Sunday was a poor decision by Bulldogs. But that decision could be a huge gain for the Terps.