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Mark Richt Announces He Will Not Coach Georgia For Bowl Game

According to sources close the school, former head coach Mark Richt will NOT coach the Dawgs in the bowl game. Richt met with his former players on Thursday to inform them about his decision not to coach.

AD McGarity says, "I've asked Bryan (McClendon) to assume all administrative duties of the head coach. This will be the least disruptive option for our players and staff as they begin preparations for our bowl game."

As far as we know, all other assistant coached will remain in place for the bowl game, including the OC and DC.

The announcement took many people by surprise as Richt obviously made a point during his press conference to point out that he was glad that McGarity had asked him to coach the bowl game and that if he had not done so then Richt would have asked McGarity if he could do so.

"My plan right now, quite frankly, is to get prepared for this bowl game. I'm really looking forward to coaching these boys one more time. I was very thankful for the opportunity, are you kidding me? I get to coach one more time with these guys and finish the season. If it wasn't offered to me I would've asked for it. I'm very excited about that," said Richt on Monday.

Things move fast in the coaching carousel and we've come a long way since that press conference on Monday.

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