UGA coach Mark Richt prays for the right recruits


Georgia coach Mark Richt revealed his secret on handling the rigors and stresses of recruiting: He prays.

“I put a lot of things to prayer, and this is one thing I put to prayer. I ask the Lord to ‘Give us the guys that belong at Georgia. The ones that don’t belong, work it out.’ I don’t get too bent out of shape with [recruiting], one way or the other. We’re going to get what we need. We’re going to get the right guys here.”

More than a month after signing day, UGA is still trying to put the finishing touches on its 2009 recruiting class. On Friday, tight end Orson Charles of Tampa will decide between the Bulldogs, Tennessee and Southern Cal. On signing day, Richt displayed a calm and cool demeanor in front of Georgia supporters eager for some last-minute drama. The Bulldogs missed on several high-profile prospects, including Carver-Columbus linebacker Jarvis Jones (signed with Southern Cal) and safety Jawanza Starling (Southern Cal) of Tallahassee, Fla., before watching wide receiver Marlon Brown of Memphis select Georgia in the late afternoon. 

When Brown made his on national TV, there were screams heard outside of Georgia’s football offices. Richt was doing a radio interview at the time, and said some of his assistants were very excited about Brown near the end of the pressure-packed day.

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March 4th, 2009
2:14 pm

YankeeJacket=Another typical obnoxious Techie telling me how great he is. Kinda’ like bragging about your sexual escapades and we all know about people that do that.

Blow up dolls don’t count……………………….


March 4th, 2009
2:10 pm

Remember, if the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. -Jesus


March 4th, 2009
2:08 pm

TooEasy, what constitutes a “legit” win?


March 4th, 2009
2:03 pm

See one of the things that GT students & alum acquire on the road to receiving a degree is the ability to think, reason and apply logic. I trust that I speak for CPJ and the Jacket Nation in recognizing that silly superstitions will not generate Ws on Saturday. So, enjoy your one on one time with Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or any other fanciful figures and we will focus on our studies, careers and gridiron success. 45-42 & THWG!!!

Too Easy

March 4th, 2009
1:53 pm

45-42 just means your defense was a little less crappy than ours. Nobody outcoached anybody. Merely an anomaly – one legit win in 18 years.

Smyrna Man

March 4th, 2009
1:47 pm

Second coming of Phil Fulmer blossoming right in front of our eyes

CPJ for Pres

March 4th, 2009
1:46 pm

I pray that CPJ does not get snatched up by the NFL, who will be hot on his trail after what he will do in year 2 of what is shaping up to be a magical run on The Flats….MNC in ‘09!!

Damon Evans

March 4th, 2009
1:36 pm

Thanks for reprinting our daily press release. Between you and me, these bozo fans just eat this up. You don’t have to do any work, and those knuckle draggers keep sending money.

Baba O'Riley

March 4th, 2009
1:32 pm

I wanted to read about college recruiting and a revival broke out.

Mark Richt

March 4th, 2009
1:31 pm

Maybe I we should pray that someone can tackle Dwyer and Jones this year (expletive deleted).