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Mark Richt out as Georgia coach; Virginia Tech hires Justin Fuente; Les Miles stays at LSU

Mark Richt out as Georgia coach; Virginia Tech hires Justin Fuente; Les Miles stays at LSU

Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach Sunday in what was called a "mutual" decision but looked like a firing.

Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said in a statement that he met with Richt on Sunday morning "to discuss the status of our football program." McGarity said the two "mutually agreed that he would step down as head coach and would have the opportunity to accept other duties and responsibilities at UGA following the bowl game."

Georgia (9-3) ended its regular season Saturday with a 13-7 win over Georgia Tech. It appeared following the game Richt had no plans to step down. He said he planned to...

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