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 7th, 2009
11:20 am

Man. Mr. Richt must have HATED Musa Smith and Mohommed Massaquoi


March 6th, 2009
2:25 pm

Christians always have their critics. Anytime someone speaks out in faith, it doesn’t matter whether its controversial or whether it is genuinely good-hearted in nature like CMR’s comments, there will be someone that says “what a joke…” So, Christians always have their critics, but we have our faith in God. Keep looking up y’all. Forget the naysayers and just keep looking up.

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March 6th, 2009
9:48 am

You really decided to make fun of a honest and caring Christian man?

Have you heard the story about his adopted children?

I’d rather have a class act as my coach than some pre-Maradona, because that’s the way things are done down here in Georgia.


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March 5th, 2009
12:17 pm

Whether you agree or disagree, “Every knee shall bow and Every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord.” Philippians 2:10,11. It’s not about Football. I’m praying for all of you!


March 5th, 2009
12:03 pm

I find people who denegrate others for their faith to be sad. A life lived without faith and hope is an empty and wasted life. Many of this vent’s posters are arrogant and immature individuals, who may only learn that truth too late in life.

The key to prayer is to pay for God’s will and to have the faith that it will be accomplished if you are true to his values.

Hope those of you who demonstrate no respect for God or for another man’s faith will one day find your own strength and values through a faith in God


March 5th, 2009
11:55 am

I’m sorry I mentioned Saban losing to Hawaii…I could have listed LA Monroe…but I thought that wouldn’t be fair (it’s certainly not funny to most Bama fans). I was simply comparing their first two years at their respective schools. Saban at Bama and Richt at UGA. If I said something that was not correct..let me know. :)

Seriously, a strong Bama is good for UGA as a strong UGA is good for Bama. Rarely are Bama and AU strong at the same time, and we play AU every year…same with UT and UGA…