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Georgia players dogged by stomach virus in days before Gator Bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A handful of Georgia Bulldog players have been sidelined by a stomach virus only days before the team will compete in the Gator Bowl, team officials say.

Georgia's Harvey-Clemons faces suspension in marijuana incident

ATHENS, Ga., May 28 (UPI) -- University of Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons, implicated in an on-campus marijuana incident, may miss the first game of the season, school policy says.
Georgia's Richt recovering from surgery

Georgia's Richt recovering from surgery

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- University of Georgia football Coach Mark Richt was recovering from weekend hip surgery Monday, days before national signing day, officials said.
Georgia extends Richt's contract

Georgia extends Richt's contract

ATHENS, Ga., March 12 (UPI) -- Georgia football Coach Mark Richt has agreed to a contract extension through the 2016 season.

Georgia linebacker suspended after arrest

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- University of Georgia outside linebacker Cornelius Washington has been suspended for two games after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Georgia suspends running back for 2 games

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Georgia junior running back Caleb King has been suspended for two games after his arrest for failing to appear in court regarding a speeding ticket.

Georgia gives contract extension to Richt

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Football coach Mark Richt of Georgia Wednesday was given a contract extension in a special meeting of the school's executive committee.

Richt will not coach at Hula Bowl

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Georgia football coach Mark Richt will not coach the South squad at the upcoming Hula Bowl All-Star game.

Penalties bring extra sprints for Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Georgia football Coach Mark Richt has his players running extra sprints because of a rash of penalties by the team.

Georgia safety Curry out for season

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Georgia safety Kentrell Curry is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Richt gets lengthy contract extension

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Mark Richt, who guided Georgia this season to its first SEC title in two decades, Thursday was rewarded with an eight-year contract.
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Mark Richt (born February 18, 1960) is the head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team. His previous affiliations include fourteen years at Florida State University, where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and one year as offensive coordinator at East Carolina University. Currently in his tenth season at Georgia, Richt is the longest-tenured active head football coach in the Southeastern Conference.

Richt was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up a Nebraska Cornhuskers football fan, but was not recruited by the Huskers. He graduated in 1978 from Boca Raton High School in Boca Raton, Florida, where he was a star quarterback. He played for the University of Miami in the early 1980s, graduating in 1982. He served as backup quarterback to future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, although an injury to Kelly early in the 1982 season put Richt in the starting role for most of the season.

Mark Richt started his coaching career in 1985 as a volunteer quarterbacks coach for the Florida State Seminoles (FSU), serving under Bobby Bowden. Richt left the Seminoles to join East Carolina University as their offensive coordinator in 1989. After one year at East Carolina, Richt returned to Florida State to serve as the Seminoles' quarterbacks coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1994 upon the departure of Brad Scott. Under Richt’s direction, Florida State had some of college football's most explosive offenses; in his seven years as offensive coordinator, the Seminoles ranked in the nation’s top five scoring offenses on five occasions, were top twelve in total offense five times, and top twelve in passing offense five times. The 2000 Seminoles offense finished the regular season ranked first nationally in total offense (549.0 yards per game), first in passing offense (384.0 ypg), and third in scoring offense (42.4 points per game).

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