Richt to Continue His Mission

We should not be surprised…we should not be sad…we should only be happy for a coach who is fulfilling his calling.

During Richt’s Monday farewell press conference, fans witnessed a man who was weary from the coaching grind and was looking forward to taking some time away to spend more time with his wife Kathryn.  “I’ve been coaching for 33 years straight, and that’s a long grind.  It can wear a man out a little bit, especially sitting in the head coach’s chair.  We are very excited about our future.”

Then the calls came from current and former players, even ones he had dismissed.  They thanked Richt for making them a better husband, making them a good father, making them into a man of integrity.  And at that moment, Richt knew his mission was not yet complete.

Since 1986, when Richt gave his life to Jesus Christ, Richt has served someone greater than himself.  And when he saw the responses from Charlie Ward, DJ Shockley, Brandon Boykin, Mohamed Massaquoi, Aaron Murray, and even players he dismissed such as Sheldon Dawson. Richt knew relaxing by the pool or spending a month on a long deserved hiatus was not the Lord’s intention.

Heading back to his alma mater, The University of Miami (“The U)” is a nice conclusion to a fantastic coaching career mostly spent as an offensive assistant at Florida State and head coach at Georgia.  But don’t let the trees get in the way of the forest.  This is not about closing out a  great coaching tenure where you played your college football.  This is about Richt completing his spiritual journey, and it is far from complete.

Godspeed Coach!



4 Responses to “Richt to Continue His Mission”

  1. 1 Dawg gone Richt December 4, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Amen brother! I thought the same thing. He’s a great man and he’s inspired all of us.

  2. 2 Randy Metz December 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Great article and so true! Our coach has someone looking after his best interest for sure! The U just picked up another UGA grad as a new fan!

  3. 3 SCJack December 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Amen! Excellent article; extremely well written and so ‘right on’. Coach Richt would absolutely agree as would his Master.

  4. 4 lakedawg December 4, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    He sorta got crucified and on the third day he was back at work completing his mission.

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