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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November 2nd, 2009
12:24 pm

PRAY PRAY PRAY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>enough already ….maybe reverend richt needs to devote some of his “pray time ” …to actually growing a backbone and make the unpleasant /hard decisions he KNOWS he needs to do >>>>>>to IMPROVING this team …..he has become very negligent…especially with respect to the young men playing the game !


November 1st, 2009
2:31 pm

tired of hearing about how much reverend CMR prays ……we need a coach… wanna dose of religion >>>>>>tune in to jimmy swaggart >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>its about WINNING….some thing that is way down the list with sweet nice religious praying mark :(


November 1st, 2009
2:17 pm

the surest sign of a weak person is the one who will not do the right thing when its so very candidly obvious …..reverend Richt knows the changes he needs to make … changes >>>>equals>>> now >>>>>reverend CMR is now “The Problem “

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March 10th, 2009
5:58 pm

Tech nerd,
Is that all you can say?? 3 recruits that went somewhere else…what would Tech do if you had a top 5 recruiting class…you would have to guess because you will never know!!

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