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Austin R. Vaughn | NCAA.com | August 10, 2015

Making a splash

  Georgia coach Mark Richt takes his annual training camp backflip off the high dive.

Georgia coach Mark Richt has an interesting training camp tradition.

During the Bulldogs' annual pool day -- when the players get a break from the weight room and the practice field for a more relaxing water workout -- Richt backflips from the high dive to the excitement of his players and present media members. Thanks to a sudden downpour today in Athens, Ga., pool day came early this year. And just as you can't have Christmas without Santa Claus; you can't have UGA pool day without Richt's backflip.

In 2010, Richt told ESPN he first learned how to back flip when he was growing up to impress girls.

"The girls were more impressed [with backflips] than just jumping," he said, "So, I had to do it."

Since then Richt has used his skill to delight his players and give them an extra boost to get through training camp.

This year Richt was joined by Georgia men's basketball head coach Mark Fox, although he didn't try to flip.

But, the real question is, does it boost morale or hurt it to see your coach best you on the high dive?

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