Richt: SEC 'still the premier league in the country'

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 19, 2019 - 2:00 pm

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Former Georgia Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt has made the move from on the field to television. Richt is serving as an analyst on the ACC Network for the 2019 season.

It's the first time in 35 years Richt isn't preparing for the college football season as a coach. Do you miss getting ready for practice this time of year?

Richt: "I can't say I miss it. I can't say I'm like 'oh man, I miss two-a-days.' You know, Randy, the mat drills and all that--during mat drill days I wasn't like 'man, I wish I could just get up at 4:30 and go do these matt drills. That would be fun.' I didn't miss a bunch of anything yet. We'll see how it goes once they kick it off. That's the fun part."

Which team will give Clemson a run for their money?

Richt: "Anybody who wins the SEC, or maybe the top two teams in the SEC if they make the playoffs. I think that's still the premiere league in the country...Everybody wants to say Alabama, and for good reason, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Texas A&M do something."