Reports are circulating that UGA head coach Mark Richt will be named the next head coach of the University of Miami.
The news was first tweeted by CanesInsight.com's Peter Aziz:
Shortly after, this was confirmed by DC Fox 5's Brody Logan:
Can confirm @PeterAriz report. Mark Richt will be the next head coach at the University of Miami.— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) December 2, 2015
Logan added that the hiring announcement is expected to come tomorrow.
To add to this... Mark Richt hiring expected to be announced tomorrow— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) December 2, 2015
Logan, a Miami alumnus, had also confirmed Virginia Tech's hiring of Justin Fuente.
As these reports have not yet been confirmed by the University of Miami, there are no details as to the salary or length of contract, but for Virginia fans who have been proclaiming "Get Richt or die trying" for the past several days, this news certainly comes as a disappointment. Earlier today, ESPN's Mark Schlabach gave Virginia fans some hope, tweeting that he thought the chances are it's either UVA or nobody in 2016.
Agree. I don't think he coaches in 2016. If he does, however, I think it would be at UVA. Still a longshot, IMO https://t.co/54ETcsPjUR— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 2, 2015
This news also comes on the heels of Richt interviewing at Virginia earlier this afternoon, according to multiple reports. If this is the case, then it would seem that either Virginia was unwilling to put up the money or the interview simply didn't go as well as one or both parties had hoped.
Stay tuned to Streaking The Lawn for more as the search for Virginia Fooball's next head coach develops.