Source: Mark Richt expected to accept Miami Hurricanes coaching job
Former Georgia coach Mark Richt is expected to accept the Miami Hurricanes head coaching job, a source confirmed to FOX Sports on Wednesday.
The news was first reported by Peter Ariz, of CanesInSight.com.
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— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) December 2, 2015
There are still some details to be sorted out. Miami had wanted to have its coach in place by this weekend, the source said.
The 55-year-old Richt, a former Hurricanes QB, spent 15 seasons at Georgia and won two SEC titles, but he was fired Sunday. His record is a stellar 145-51. Before getting the Georgia job, he spent a decade on Bobby Bowden’s staff at Florida State.
There has been speculation that Miami wouldn’t or couldn’t afford to pay its new coach above $3 million a year (Al Golden made around $2.5 million, reportedly), but a source said that the school had the flexibility to pay its new coach around $4 million per year.
Richt will replace Golden, who was fired at midseason. He was 32-25 and just 17-18 in ACC play.
Bruce Feldman is a senior college football reporter and columnist for FOXSports.com and FS1. He is also a New York Times best-selling author. His new book, “The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks,” came out in October 2014. Follow him on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB and Facebook.