After Big Win Richt Must Answer The Bowden Question: Is He Tough Enough?

Posted by Chip Curington on November-29-2009 Add Comments

After the most complete and satisfying win of a much-maligned season, Mark Richt faces some serious questions.  The biggest question may be one that was posed more than nine years ago.

When Richt interviewed for the head spot at the University of Georgia, he got a glowing recommendation from his boss and mentor Bobby Bowden.  The legendary Florida State coach told Vince Dooley and UGA president Michael Adams that Richt possessed a great offensive mind and that had he “left him alone” the Seminoles might have won a couple more national championships in Tallahassee.

When Dooley and Adams asked Bowden what Richt’s downside might be, his boss answered with a question: Is he is tough enough?  Bowden knew the ex...

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