Richt's moment of glory (sort of) against Florida

semerson@macon.comOctober 30, 2013 

MACON TELEGRAPH

ATHENS As Florida is on his mind, Georgia head coach Mark Richt relayed what he called perhaps his best moment as an individual college player. For whatever it's worth.

Miami starting quarterback Jim Kelly got hurt against Florida in the early 1980s. That put Richt in the game, as the Hurricanes trailed 20-11.

"I complete a whopping two out of 13 attempts," Richt said. "I was hot that day."

But one of the passes was for a 55-yard touchdown. Another was a completion to set up the game-winning field goal.

"That's about the only significant thing I did as a player," Richt said. "But my QB rating that day was probably like minus-4. ... I will say two balls hit our receiver dead on the memory and they dropped them. I should have been four-of-14."

Richt's memory of the comeback win was jogged on Wednesday because a book is being written about that era of Miami football. Richt was supposed to review a copy of the book this week.

The full story is in the video attached to this story.

As Georgia's head coach, Richt is now 5-8 against Florida, and hoping to get closer to .500 on Saturday.

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