From Athens to Atlanta: Could Richt be Georgia’s next governor?
After 15 successful seasons as Georgia’s head football coach, could Mark Richt use his popularity to achieve success in another line of work?
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, there’s a chance the soon-to-be former Bulldogs coach could be Governor Richt by 2018. The Journal Constitution reports that Georgia Republicans want to recruit the coach to enter what is considered a wide-open race to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal in three years.
While fans eager to vote their favorite coach into office should not hold their breath, as Richt’s interest is believed to be a long shot at this point, he wouldn’t be the first football coach to try his hand in the political game.
Nebraska’s legendary coach Tom Osborne won three terms in Congress and perhaps Georgia’s most famous head coach, Vince Dooley, considered a run at the governor’s job once upon a time.
With a number of opportunities currently being thrown Richt’s way, don’t be surprised if he lands on his feet sooner rather than later.