Former Georgia head coach Mark Richt has been in contact with a number of schools since it was announced that he would no longer lead the Bulldogs, he said during his weekly radio show on Monday night.
“Yeah, there’s about five today,” Richt said, as transcribed by DawgNation.com, in conjunction with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s kinda crazy. But I’m not sure, again, what I’m gonna do yet. But it’s nice to have opportunities and options.”
It was initially unclear in the immediate wake of Richt’s parting of ways with Georgia whether or not he would be interested in coaching again, but his comments at a press conference on Monday seemed to indicate that he would in fact be interested in another job.
“I’ll say this. If and when I do coach again, I’m looking forward to coaching again in terms of being more hands-on,” he said. “I miss coaching quarterbacks. I miss calling plays. I miss that part of it.
“So whether it’s in the role of head coach, coordinator, quarterbacks coach, whatever it is, if in fact I choose to do that I’d be really excited about coaching QBs again and getting in the middle of the offensive strategy and -- not that I wasn’t in it -- I wasn’t calling it and I think I’d be more apt to do that again.”
As has been widely reported, Richt has a connection to Maryland from his time at Georgia. Damon Evans, the former athletic director at Georgia, is Maryland’s associate athletic director. The two worked together in Athens before Evans resigned in 2010.
Richt was 145-51 overall at Georgia, winning two SEC championships and six SEC East titles.
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