Mark Richt steps down as UGA coach

Mark Richt steps down as UGA coach

ATHENS, GA (WALB) - UGA's Head Football Coach Mark Richt has agreed to step down following the Bulldogs bowl game.

Richt led the Bulldogs for 15 seasons and has a career record of 145-51.

According to a press release, it was a mutual agreement between Richt and Athletic Director Greg McGraity.

"On behalf of the University of Georgia Athletic Association and Bulldogs everywhere, I want to thank Mark and Kathry for 15 years of remarkable service to the UGA community, Hundreds of our students and staff, and to college football," McGarity said in the press release.

After the bowl, the man who led Georgia to two SEC championships will have the option of remaining on staff in another role.

Richt came to Georgia in 2001 after serving as quarterbacks coach at Florida State under Bobby Bowden. The Bulldogs are 9-3 this season and will not play for the SEC title.

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