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Hurricanes Extend Richt's Contract On Heels Of Resurgence

Curtis Stevenson
May 04, 2018 - 1:52 pm

With college football season still four months away the Miami Hurricanes got some good news this week.

Mark Richt will be the coach for a long time. And why not? In a not so surprising move, UM extended his current contract through the 2023 season. After just two years at his alma mater, Richt has achieved far more success than his predecessors. It was the perfect storm for Miami when Georgia decided it needed a new voice to lead their program and Miami coming off an Al Golden tenure that clearly did not reap the results the University and fan base was looking for. They quickly pounced on the opportunity to bring a proven winner to Coral Gables and the coach wasted no time in flashing the "U". Since then, he has won at a high level while still trying to build the roster up through recruiting, something that takes time for any new coach. He has posted a a two year mark of 19-7 and has re-energized the U in countless ways.

Sure they ended last season with three straight defeats, but you would be hard pressed to find someone who does not think that he is not the right man to lead Miami back to national glory. From donating his own money towards the soon to be completed Indoor Practice Facility, to embracing the former players, and the relentless recruiting he and his staff have and continue to do, he has seemingly left no box unchecked.

It is a very exciting time to be a Hurricane fan as this year’s team should challenge, once again, for the ACC crown. It will start with a flurry as Miami will take on perennial power LSU in a nationally televised game in Arlington, Texas on Labor Day weekend. No question Richt deserved to be rewarded for the job he has done and in turn, I believe the fan base will be rewarded with more victories in the process.

Another name to mention would be Athletic Director Blake James who has been proactive throughout and has given the program everything it has needed to compete in the highly competitive arms race in college football.

All and all, it's great to be a Miami Hurricane and the season cannot get here fast enough.

Go Canes!  

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