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Mark Richt Connected To Penn State, Denies Knowing Anything

Everyone wants a piece of Mark Richt or so they say. Turns out what they say has been wrong all along. Rumors have been persisting as to Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt since the college football coaching carousel began several weeks back with connections to the Texas A&M opening that eventually turned out to be nothing with the Aggies hiring Kevin Sumlin from Houston. Now the same thing is happening with Penn State.

Penn State has been linked to several coaches, from their own Tom Bradley who served as interim head coach this year to Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements. Now Richt is on that list with the rumors that he’s been contacted about the job — something Richt and his agent still say they have no idea about. In other words, it’s clear that Richt is either sending out feelers on his own or that, more likely, this is what comes with the high rise of success in the SEC. Richt’s Georgia team is poised for greatness next year after a 10-game winning streak this year and everyone wants a piece of the action.

Missouri plays Georgia in their SEC opener and if Richt is still the head coach, which he most certainly should be, then they will serve as a harsh introduction.