ACC coach makes surprise retirement


by -
ACC coach makes surprise retirement

Mark Richt made a surprising decision to retire on Sunday just a season removed from leading his alma mater Miami to a Coastal Division title.

The Hurricanes finished 7-6 in a campaign capped by a 35-3 loss to Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday.

"The decision came after a great deal of thought, discussions with my family, and prayer," Richt said in a release. "This was my decision. The University of Miami has been a part of my life for more than three decades. It shaped me as a young man and provided me with the coaching opportunity of a lifetime. My love for The U is simply great. My true desire is for our football program to return to greatness, and while terribly difficult, I feel that stepping down is in the best interests of the program."

The 58-year-old Richt went 26-13 over three seasons with the Hurricanes and dropped a 38-3 decision in last year's ACC Championship game versus Clemson.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to TigerNet Staff: Email | Comment
Former Clemson standout wins silver medal at Olympics
Former Clemson standout wins silver medal at Olympics
WATCH: Toughest places to play football in ACC
WATCH: Toughest places to play football in ACC
WATCH: Behind the Scenes of Clemson Football Photo Day
WATCH: Behind the Scenes of Clemson Football Photo Day
WATCH: Trevor Lawrence throws TD passes to Tim Tebow, Travis Etienne
WATCH: Trevor Lawrence throws TD passes to Tim Tebow, Travis Etienne
Post your comments!
Subject (Replies: 37) Author
spacer TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
TigerNet News
spacer I'm not surprised...
rudetiger
spacer Re: I'm not surprised...
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: I'm not surprised...
baker5801®
spacer Re: I'm not surprised...
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: I'm not surprised...
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
Tigersmurf
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
jimjohns3
spacer I actually respect him making this move for the program
T3Tiger®
spacer Re: I actually respect him making this move for the program
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
Dugatiger®
spacer I’m hoping he wasn’t considering this move a few weeks ago.
Judge Keller®
spacer Re: I’m hoping he wasn’t considering this move a few weeks ago.
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
jeffro74
spacer I say Mike Leach
CU_Tigers4life
spacer Mike Leach does like pirates and Miami would be closer
Hi Cotton Tiger
spacer Re: Mike Leach does like pirates and Miami would be closer
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
JayTheHitManHart®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Do new ncaa rules allow for immediate transfer of recruits
ClemBert
spacer Was on vacation in Tennesse last summer
ssnow08®
spacer Re: Was on vacation in Tennesse last summer
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: Was on vacation in Tennesse last summer
Rw43
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
gat1ger
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
AikenTiger_00®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
bprice563
spacer Mack Brown?***
josephg®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
Tigerluvr
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
AmeriTiger®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
TwoNats®
spacer Butch Jones?***
hleapha
spacer ESPN is calling ...***
OhWiseOne®
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
IrmoSleeperAgent
spacer Re: TNET: ACC coach makes surprise retirement
pawsrule4evr

Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest