Richt freed up for more football
Following first losing season in 14 years, UGA makes changes
The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt says he has been “freed up” from some administrative duties to spend more time on football.
Coming off the Bulldogs’ first losing record in 14 years, Richt said Wednesday he supported changes put in place by athletic director Greg McGarity after a 6-7 finish in 2010.
Richt says he’ll have more time to “study” football because of former strength coach Dave Van Halanger’s role in a new mentor program for athletes and John Eason’s job as a liaison to academics.
Richt says he’s not taking the offensive coordinator job from Mike Bobo and is not planning to call plays.
Richt announced no additional staff changes. He recently made Joe Tereshinski the new strength coach.
McGarity attended Richt’s news conference but did not speak with reporters.
Richt has been the head coach at Georgia since 2001, with a record of 96-34.
The Bulldogs finished the season with a loss in the Liberty Bowl to UCF.