Mark Richt Takes Back Control By Firing Defensive Coordinator Willie Martinez

Posted by Chip Curington on December-3-2009 Add Comments

After a substandard season, Mark Richt made the only decision that would make a complete turnaround possible. 

He fired Willie Martinez and two other defensive coaches.

In doing so, he sent a clear message to everyone inside the program as to just who is in control at the University of Georgia. On a personal level, it had to be one of the most difficult decisions Richt has ever made as a football coach.  His real-life decision affected friendships, families, and careers.

But, it was not only the right decision, it was the only decision. 

Along with Martinez, two other coaches—linebackers coach John Jancek and defensi...

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