Destin, Fla. — Georgia football coach Mark Richt was obviously uncomfortable with the position he’s been placed in here at the SEC Spring Meetings. Fairly or unfairly, the perception is he has become the face of opposition for over-signing.
That’s not entirely accurate, he said, though he does favor any limits that prevent student-athletes from being wronged in the scholarship process.
“First of all, I think everybody should have a right to manage their own numbers,” Richt said before going into the football coaches meeting Tuesday. “I think every university should he able to do that. All I’ve said is if you sign 25 guys and there’s only room 20 and, after summer, you have to tell two or three of them they have to wait until January and they’re shocked, I don’t think that’s right. . . .
“That’s all I’ve ever said about it. I’ve never accused anybody of anything.”
Football coaches and athletic directors here are discussing a “roster management package” that could place further