ATHENS - Bill Belichick's appearance at the Georgia-Kentucky game on Tuesday night was out of the blue. The reason he was in town became apparent on Wednesday.
Belichick was at Georgia's football facility to work out several draft prospects, including center David Andrews and inside linebacker Ramik Wilson. That was according to the Baltimore Sun, which cited a source, as well as social media post by a Georgia staffer that showed Belichick watching both players.
The head coach of the Super Bowl champions planned the scouting trip to Athens, apparently doubling up with a trip to Auburn's pro day on Tuesday morning. He decided to come to the basketball game on a lark, according to Georgia head coach Mark Richt.
"I think he was trying to come in a little bit low-profile," Richt said. "Then when he heard about the game he was excited to have an opportunity to go see it. As it turned out he really enjoyed it. It was just fun for him to watch a great athletic competition where he wasn't coaching it and he didn't have somebody on either team that he was kind of puling for. He just got to enjoy a great competition."
Richt said he only "briefly" had a chance to say hello to Belichick.
"He had a chance to do what he wanted to get done today," Richt said.