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Richt slips up during presser, refers to Miami as Georgia
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Richt slips up during presser, refers to Miami as Georgia

Published Dec. 4, 2015 2:01 p.m. ET

Mark Richt was officially introduced Friday as Miami's new coach, a role that apparently will take him some time to adjust to after 15 years at Georgia.

Richt, a Miami alum who played quarterback for the Hurricanes from 1979-82, had a verbal slip-up early in his press conference when he said that he expects this coaching job to be his last. The 60-year-old said, "I'm going to be at the University of Georgia" before stopping and correcting himself.

Interestingly, Richt also said he was contacted by Miami in October, when the Hurricanes fired Al Golden at midseason. "I said no," Richt told the media, but after he was contacted again following his firing Sunday, "This time I said, 'You know what, I've been saying no for 15 years. It’s time to listen.'"

Richt was mostly noncommittal regarding how his Miami staff will take shape and declined to say that he wouldn't pursue Georgia recruits, telling the media, "Recruiting's not over til it's over. ... I’m not gonna keep a young man from calling me and saying, 'Hey, I’m interested, I wanna visit.'"


But one thing he is sure about is his taste in movies. Richt has previously stated that the film "Nacho Libre," about a Mexican cook who moonlights as a professional wrestler, is his favorite film. And in his first media appearance after the press conference, Richt explained to ESPN Radio just how big of a fan he is, telling Dan LeBatard that he has seen the movie "probably 50 (times) at least. It’s hilarious. I love it. We’re talking over a long period of time."

So if you're a Miami player looking to get into Richt's good graces from the get-go, you know where to start.




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