Georgia Football: 5 Funniest Things Mark Richt Ever Said
For those who follow the Bulldogs, you know head coach Mark Richt has a very laid-back personality.
In 12 years at Georgia, he has remained calm, cool and collected no matter what. He never gets too excited and never gets too angry.
His demeanor made finding his funniest quotes a difficult task.
But he is human, and he's a head coach of a major college football program. So he has had his moments where he tends to say something out of the ordinary, especially the last few years when things have not gone his way.
Here's five of the funniest things Richt has ever said.
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This was back in August of 2005, and Richt was talking about how he is the H-O-R-S-E champion at his house.
He first told reporters, "I've never lost a game for H-O-R-S-E yet at my house."
He then went on to talk about how he came close to losing to a little-known defensive lineman named Andrew Gully.
Richt said, "It was the most dramatic game of H-O-R-S-E in the three-year history of the tournament, and I'm still the undefeated champion of H-O-R-S-E at my house."
Richt the H-O-R-S-E king? I would have never thought that.
Don't Like the Question
This happened back in November when a reporter asked if there were any injuries and suspensions that they needed to know about.
Richt said, "I resent that question, but I'll answer that question."
But he then went on to say, "To answer your question, I'm not going to answer that question, because I don't like it. Anybody else have a question?"
I think Richt was not in the mood to answer questions that weren't to his liking that day.
Ah the Running Backs
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This past season, the Bulldogs had their issues with the running backs due to injuries and suspensions.
And when a reporter asked for an update on the running backs, here's what he had to say.
"I don't want to talk about tailbacks. I was in a good mood until you asked that. No more tailback questions until after the game."
He wasn't being mean, and he wasn't being funny. He was being real, which was funny because he didn't give a typical coach-speak answer.
I Know What I'm Doing
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This act was one of the funniest because it came out of nowhere.
Back in August, Richt was in Macon, Ga. for a Bulldog Club Tour, and a fan was giving Richt a mouthful because he was unhappy with the play-calling, lack of scoring, too much passing and so forth and so on.
This was Richt's response:
“I see your frustration; I understand your frustration. I wasn’t born yesterday, I’ve coached football for 25 years, so I know what the hell I’m doing, OK?”
After that, there was a huge ovation by the fans who were there. I bet you that angry fan had very little to say after Richt gave him a mouthful.
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Richt took Bulldog pride to an entirely new level in March 2010.
Modern Dog Magazine did a story on the Bulldogs mascot Russ, and they got a "quote" from Uga VIII saying "Russ, well you could never tell...I mean he has filled in admirably and all...and I guess he's a real Bulldog...he's just not a real white Bulldog..."
Richt did not like the reporting MDM did and took that person to task saying, "You're a bad reporter. Uga VIII has never missed obedience class and has not once piddled on the carpet. You do that again, and you're not allowed back on this practice field, walking path or even pet area."
Richt continued and said, "Let me tell you something. That Dawg is a great pooch. If that was my puppy, you and I would be going at it right now, and I'm not talkin' about slingin' poop..."
This is why Uga is the most famous mascot in all of college sports. What other coach would go off on a reporter for quoting a Bulldog?