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Column: Georgia just created a top-5 job opening by firing Mark Richt. It can't settle for a coordinator. usat.ly/1js4Tze
More on Richt: Trip to see Eason came after McGarity skipped Auburn locker room celebration. Signs were there. usat.ly/1jrBIwj
Meanwhile, my story from Stillwater, where Oklahoma looks like the scariest team in the country usat.ly/1jrjFX2 via @usatoday
Be careful about this stuff coaches twitter.com/thomas_schmelt…
The difference between great ADs and mediocre ADs has been on full display this morning
Six years ago Clay Helton was the offensive coordinator on Tommy West's Memphis staff that got fired. This is a wild business.
I actually think Clay may finally be the right fit. But from Pete to Lane to Sark to Helton... Man that is one insular department
Occam's Razor strikes again. Wrote last week there was really no search going on at USC. Meant it was Helton or a deep underground deal.
Very clear Richt has regrets about trying to transition to the CEO model. I would argue that plus iffy staff hires bit him in the end.
McGarity says he will hire a search firm in some capacity. Mildly surprised by that.
Richt: "If you don't win a championship its kind of miserable around here."
Muschamps was pretty good at UF but yeah he's crushing it twitter.com/BarrettSallee/…