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Today’s must-read: Mark Richt a better human being than everybody

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Mark Richt was beyond classy when it came to a potential walk-on who tragically passed away in January of 2011.

Three years later? Yeah, the head football coach at Georgia is, as the headline declares, pretty much a better human being than just about anyone who’ll read this.

Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph has blessed his paper’s readers with a beautifully-written piece on Richt and his desire to help his players post-football. Richt and his support staff were able to save one former player from taking his life; another former player who played for Richt took his life prior to that.

“I don’t want this to happen to another one of my boys,” a source told Emerson Richt said. And the rest is history.

And an absolute must-read. Trust me, you want to click HERE and read this.

Bravo, Seth.  Bravo.

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12 Responses to “Today’s must-read: Mark Richt a better human being than everybody”
  1. phillipdj says: Jul 13, 2014 9:28 PM

    That’s amazing.

  2. canetic says: Jul 13, 2014 9:32 PM

    Of course he is. He’s a Cane.

  3. Deb says: Jul 13, 2014 9:35 PM

    Great story! Thanks for sharing! These efforts are needed throughout the NCAA.

  4. shane3131 says: Jul 13, 2014 10:02 PM

    Richt is a total class act. A girl I know was in an auto accident, in the hospital for a while. She was a big Georgia football fan and somehow the story made its way to Coach Richt. She received numerous handwritten letters of inspiration from him as well as a football signed by the entire team. Not many would go that far out of their way to cheer up a stranger. He’s got my respect for life.

  5. dryzzt23 says: Jul 13, 2014 10:57 PM

    Um excuse me but why does PFT give bravos to a reporter instead of Richt?
    I am so tired of “journalists” making themselves out to be the “stars”, the “celebrities”, and all too often the “authorities” of every story that they write.
    Richt and his crew developed a plan all by themselves (no Mr. Obama they DID built this network themselves) with the sole purpose of helping out former UGA football players.
    Now if the feds could only do the same for our veterans….

  6. steeler1nation says: Jul 13, 2014 11:55 PM

    Richt is a devout Christian….which explains why he has such love in his big heart.
    God bless you, Coach Richt.

  7. irishdodger says: Jul 14, 2014 12:21 AM

    @steeler1nation:

    U beat me to it. He’s not perfect, no one can be; but I’ve heard too many stories like this from other people to believe he is the real deal.

  8. coachbeck says: Jul 14, 2014 2:44 AM

    After meeting him in several situations. I would happily send my son to him. It’s not just about wins with him. He talks from a christian heart, and his actions obviously follow suit as well.

    God Bless you Mark Richt and Georgia fans you should be proud of the type of man you have representing your team and university.

  9. wadaea says: Jul 14, 2014 10:45 AM

    Mark Richt is just like Jimmy Carter.. he is in the wrong position to do what his heart tells him too do. He has not been successful at Ga but is a great example for other men.

  10. dcviking says: Jul 14, 2014 11:11 AM

    Everything I’ve ever heard him makes it seem like he is truly a good soul. However, I always wonder why his teams seem to have so many issues with the law — does he just recruit too many borderline behavior issues, too lax an environment.

    I don’t mean this as a dig, I just never understood it.

  11. mogogo1 says: Jul 14, 2014 1:24 PM

    The post up above saying Richt hasn’t been successful shows what is wrong with college football. Richt is 126-45 at Georgia and 40 games over .500 in conference…the toughest football conference out there and he could lose his next 40 straight conference games and still not have a losing record. But yet he’s still on the hot seat with some. Delusion runs deep.

  12. sportsguy3434 says: Jul 14, 2014 6:44 PM

    Class act. This is coming from the coach who was “reprimanded” by the NCAA via UGA because he paid his assistant coaches, out of his own pocket, bonuses he believed they were due but Georgia wouldn’t pay because they were leaving…which the NCAA deemed a violation. Georgia would be crazy to fire him.

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