While LSU decided to have a change of heart about Les Miles, another SEC power has decided to move on from their head coach on Sunday. The Georgia Bulldogs (9-3) have fired longtime head coach Mark Richt, according to sources.
In 2015, Georgia entered the season at No. 9 in the nation, but suffered losses to Alabama, Tennessee and Florida, and failed to beat a ranked opponent. In the past seven seasons, Georgia has just a 5-15 record against ranked opponents.
But the Bulldogs have won their last four games, and finished second in the SEC West. Georgia went to a bowl game every year under Richt, and won nine bowl games, and had a 2-1 record in the Sugar Bowl. In 15 seasons with the program, Richt owned a 144-51 record and won SEC titles in 2002 and 2005. In the last four seasons, Georgia's worst finish was an 8-5 season in 2013.
Born in Omaha, Richt, 55, spent his high school years in south Florida and served as the backup quarterback to Jim Kelly at the University of Miami. He began his coaching career in 1985 as a graduate assistant at Florida State. Richt would later become the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the Seminoles from 1990 to 2000.