By: Jackson Fryburger | December 31, 2018
Longtime Georgia football head coach Mark Richt retired from coaching Sunday at the University of Miami.
Richt was the coach of the Bulldogs from 2001-2015 and developed multiple players into the men they are today.
Once the news broke that Richt would be retiring from coaching, former players had nothing but praise and well wishes for the Miami alumnus.
Former UGA Players React
@MarkRicht Thank you for everything. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without a great coach like you. l Love you coach!!
— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) December 31, 2018
Thank you Coach Richt for all the time, energy and love you gave me! Not only did you teach me to become the best football player I could be, you helped mold me into a man. I could not have asked for a better mentor; congrats on an incredible career! #CMR @MarkRicht pic.twitter.com/lEX3Lpx2pj
— Aaron Murray (@aaronmurray11) December 30, 2018
Shout out to @MarkRicht on his retirement I’m glad you gave a country boy a chance to play ball at the university of Georgia much love coach#DGD 4life
— L8F4➰➰ (@Leonard90Flo) December 31, 2018
That day you were just my coach. For the last decade I’ve considered you a friend. Thanks @MarkRicht for all the encouragement over the years. Blessings on your next endeavor. pic.twitter.com/7Oy7CT8lBH
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) December 31, 2018
Coach Mark Richt is bigger then FOOTBALL. He treated me like a HUMAN¬ just a piece of Meat🥩 to be thrown to Dogs. This is why he’s the GOAT 🐐. Very Uncommon Man Mark Richt is. Cared about me more as a PERSON than a ball player. Congrats on your Retirement CMR. God Bless you
— Garrison Smith (@GarrisonSmith56) December 30, 2018
Congrats @MarkRicht. Your legacy as a coach and shaper of men will live on in all those you taught. You’re the definition of a leader, grace and character. I love you for the standard you set responding to victories and to tough losses. You knew this game/this life was about more pic.twitter.com/PN7C5dosTk
— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) December 31, 2018
Just heard the news my former coach and good friend @MarkRicht is retiring. 1 of the best coaches I have ever had but even better man that showed not just me but many young men how to be a great MAN! Blessed to have been around him. Wishing you the best in retirement coach
— DjShockley (@DjShockley3) December 30, 2018
I appreciate everything you did for me along the way. Thank you for helping mold me into the man and coach that I am today. Prayers for the best in retirement! Love you Coach @MarkRicht ! pic.twitter.com/BKOaipYPX8
— Corey Campbell (@CoachCampbell46) December 31, 2018
Congratulations to one of the finest human beings I know, Coach @MarkRicht on his retirement. You and your family have earned it and I wish you nothing but the best. Thank you for everything! #TheGeorgiaWay #UFamily
— Arthur Lynch (@alynch1788) December 30, 2018
Congrats to @MarkRicht on your retirement. One of the Best Men I’ve ever known Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your staff. You have been a Great Mentor to me & many coaches & players. Today this profession lost one of the Good Guys! Enjoy your Retirement & Family #MOG
— Rodney Garner (@coachg76) December 31, 2018
@MarkRicht congrats on a legendary coaching career, thank you for giving me an opportunity to become a DGD. Ride off into the sunset ❤️
— DB17 (@DavinBellamy17) December 31, 2018
— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) December 31, 2018