Is The U back?
Also: six teams moving way up in the ratings, six teams moving down, one of Ole Miss' biggest problems, and the guy who's actually spent more time in the end zone than Lamar Jackson has. Yes, it's early. No, Miami has not played a power-conference opponent yet. Show More Summary
Mark Richt is a great coach and recruiter, but it will never be the same.
During his first season as Miami's head coach, Mark Richt wants to watch eight-year-olds play football. It's all part of Richt's vision for bringing his alma mater back to where he thinks it should be on the field. The elementary school...Show More Summary
Welcome to The Crootletter (sign up to get this in your inbox every morning!). I'm Bud Elliott, SB Nation's National Recruiting Analyst, and in this space I'll be sharing news, rumors and musings on the world of college football recruiting. Show More Summary
Newly appointed Hurricanes football Coach Mark Richt isn’t afraid of heights. Or water. Or plunging into water from a great height. The 56-year-old might not have the form of an Olympian, but he certainly showed he’s got the guts on Friday when he executed a backflip off a 10-meter diving platform during the team’s football […]
It has happened to almost all of us at one time or another. We go through a bad breakup, mourn for a bit and then move on to a new significant other. We profess happiness but look back from time to time, checking out social media feeds and wondering what our former partners are up to these days. It happens in college football, too. Show More Summary
One of the main challenges for new Miami head coach Mark Richt and his staff is to keep the top prospects in South Florida from escaping the area for college. The ‘Canes have done a good job thus far, as their 2017 class is loaded with...Show More Summary
Mark Richt was in Orlando Thursday to speak on a panel about education. On Friday, the new Miami coach hopes to educate his players on sexual assault and the proper treatment of women. "My son and I are actually going to talk about the way men ought to treat women, period, regardless of the law...
In 1982, as a redshirt senior backup quarterback at UM, Richt appeared in a commercial for Italian “Jesus jeans.”
Quick, if you could pick one college football coach who could possibly have appeared in a 1982 Italian television commercial for a clothing brand called Jesus Jeans, who would it be? Dana Holgorsen? Possibly. Les Miles? He’s done weirder things. Steve Spurrier? It has to be him, right? Here’s the Shirtless Steve Spurrier ad you […]
Mark Richt has lost control of his acting reel.
Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox! Hello, via the Palm Beach Post's Matt Porter, the story of this 1980s commercial by an Italian company for a product named Jesus Jeans. Show More Summary
Mark Richt says he’s enjoying stepping back into a larger role with the offense including working with quarterback Brad Kaaya. The first-year Miami coach will return to calling plays for the Hurricanes after giving up the role for much of his time previously at Georgia. “When I got away from...
Saturday afternoon, Miami fans got their first extended looks at the Mark Richt era, and they had to like what they saw. Although the Hurricanes’ spring game, which was played before 15,000 fans in Fort Lauderdale due to ongoing renovations...Show More Summary
For the first time in 16 years, G-Day—the University of Georgia's spring football game—will commence without Mark Richt on the sidelines. Instead, the Bulldogs begin a new era with Kirby Smart. Smart, a former Georgia player, wants to...Show More Summary
It's Ypsilanti Week! Only, we've already talked ad nauseam about hard jobs on this podcast, which ruins the original intent. In this episode of PAPN, we touch on... Eastern Michigan (of course). MAC parity and good incubators. #MACtion...Show More Summary
Are they Students or Employees? I have had numerous posts in this space concerning the ways that college athletes are essentially treated as employees instead of as students. The 'student ideal' is something that is often espoused by the NCAA, but in reality is not happening. During March Madness you consistently [...]
It's a new beginning in Athens. After 15 years under former head coach Mark Richt, Kirby Smart has taken over and hopes to lead the program back to its first SEC title since 2005. The Bulldogs have three practices under their belts,Show More Summary
Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox! When Mark Richt coached at Georgia, his knack for ejecting a few players per offseason gave rise to a meme: MARK RICHT HAS...Show More Summary