Could Richt Be On Texas’ Radar?

Since Mack Brown resigned at Texas, around the same time that Nick Saban helped make Jimmy Sexton’s bank account all the more richer, the buzz around who Brown’s replacement at Texas settled partially on the SEC.

Two logical candidates are James Franklin and Kirby Smart, but there’s a third SEC target that could have some intrigue, if Texas opts to go this route – Mark Richt.

When you think about it, Mark Richt and Texas could actually be a nice fit.

If Richt wanted a fresh start, Texas would be a nice place. You swap the likes of Bama and South Carolina for Baylor and Oklahoma State. When you play teams like that each year, it is easier to make it through conference play as a ‘pretty good’ team than having to be a ‘great’ team in the SEC.

Much like Georgia, Texas is a very fertile recruiting ground. Richt made an early intent at Georgia when he sought to ‘close the borders.’ Texas needs to do the  same after some very bad looking recruiting misses – RG3, Manziel, Winston…

When you think about, it may not be a bad fit after all, and there would be a segment of Georgia fans willing to back a grassroots campaign to get Texas to hire Richt.

All of this, of course, would hinge on Richt deciding to leave Athens. And as we all know, it’s hard to dislike Athens, let alone want to leave on your own accord.

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2 Responses to “Could Richt Be On Texas’ Radar?”


  1. 1 MH18 December 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Your just trying to get attention. Mark Richt has about as much of a chance at becoming Head Coach at Texas as Barack Obama has of being named “Man of the Year” by the Tea Party. Mark Richt hasn’t been able to win a BCS National Championship at Georgia which is arguably the 9th or 10th biggest program in College football. Where outside of Texas, California and Ohio, he has the most fertile crop of HS talent in a state that loves Georgia football and he has managed 8.9 wins a year. So why on earth would the new UT A.D. ever consider Mark Richt for the fishbowl that is Texas Longhorn football? The short answer is, they wouldn’t.


  1. 1 Dawg Treats – Wednesday » Bulldawg Illustrated Trackback on December 18, 2013 at 2:00 am

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