Richt on his transfer policy: "Life is too short"
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
There has been a lot of chatter this off season about players in all sports requesting a transfer and coaches limiting the schools that the player can attend.
Mark Richt is not one of those coaches.
“First of all, I think life is too short. I want every young man to have a successful time in his four or five year window to be able to go to college. So I don’t want to impede a guy from realizing his goals and his dreams, wherever it is."
“I want our guys to stay, and sometimes when they do choose to leave, I still like the kid and I still want the kid to have success. If he thinks he will have success at a school you compete against, then so be it.” he added.
Richt further explained the bottom line in his eyes. "When we recruit a guy, we want him to be at Georgia. We want him to have success. We want him to enjoy his experience. If, for whatever reason, it doesn’t work out, wherever the guy goes, I want him to have the same ability to have the same success he was hoping to have when he came to Georgia. So I don’t want to keep a guy from doing that.”