UPDATE: Richt Accepts Miami Coaching Job

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- Mark Richt was in Charlottesville Wednesday, interviewing for the football coaching vacancy at Virginia, and he wound up with a new job.

Just not the job at UVA.

The news broke Wednesday evening that Richt had accepted Miami's offer to become the new head coach at his alma mater. Richt interviewed for the Hurricanes' job on Tuesday, before coming to Charlottesville to discuss the UVA job.

Multiple sources confirmed to the Charlottesville Newsplex that Richt was in town Wednesday to interview for the UVA job.

CanesInSight.com was the first to report that Richt would replace the fired Al Golden as coach at Miami.

Richt went 145-51 as head coach of at Georgia the past 15 seasons, including a 9-3 record this year. Georgia announced Sunday morning -- shortly after UVA announced the resignation of Mike London after six seasons as coach of the Wahoos -- that Richt would be stepping down after the Bulldogs' bowl game in a few weeks.

The comments sections of CBS19News.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. CBS19News.com tracks IP addresses. Repeat violators may be banned from posting comments.
View Comment Guidelines
powered by Disqus