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Miami’s Mark Richt goes to the wallet to help fund his new program

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University of Miami head coach Mark Richt is on his way to gaining his team’s loyalty. And all it cost him was $1 million. Richt donated the money out of his pocket to go toward a new indoor facility for the Hurrines. Quarterback Brad Kaaya told the Miami Herald the story of thinking Richt, and Richt’s response was “No one is supposed to know about that.” No one can be sure how a new indoor facility will translate into wins.…

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Miami salvages recruiting season by signing Ahmonn Richards

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Mark Richt just arrived in Miami. But he thinks fans will also remember the arrival of wide receiver Ahmonn Richards. The Hurricanes landed Richards Wednesday afternoon, lifting the Hurricanes to a 20th-ranked finish in recruiting, according to 247sports.com. Miami lost two commits, receiver Latrell Williams and cornerback Tyler Byrd, to Tennessee earlier in the day. But the signing of Richards helped to ease the sting. Richt told Richards he wants him to be a freshman all-American. Combined with receivers Dionte…

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Ranking the college football coaching hires this off-season

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Ranking the new college coaches: 1. Mark Richt, Miami: Richt always seemed to win nine games a season at Georgia. He did right up until this year, when the feeling of an under-achieving program finally got him fired. Richt isn’t a perfect match with Miami, but he’ll bring some expectations with him. The question is how long before nine wins starts to sound old to UM, too. 2. Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia: If anyone can win with the Cavs, it’s Mendenhall,…

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Miami prepared to offer open coaching job to Mark Richt

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Mark Richt is coming home. But does he still fit with the Miami Hurricanes? Richt, 55, was just fired at the University of Georgia, and it took only three days for him to find work after at Miami, according to several internet sources. He returns to the Hurricanes, where he was a backup quarterback behind Jim Kelly with the team. He gives the Hurricanes its most proven winner since Jimmy Johnson was hired by the school. Richt is a two-time…

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LSU sticks with Les Miles, but Georgia fires Mark Richt

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Following a season-ending victory, Les Miles hung onto his coaching job. Mark Richt did not. The Georgia Bulldogs fired Richt, who had been their coach for 15 seasons, on Sunday. Richt had nine 10-win seasons, and if Richt stays on the job and wins a bowl game, this would be his 10th. Richt was 145-51 with two SEC titles. His team was 9-3 this year. The school released a statement saying it and Richt had “mutually agreed” to part ways.…

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