Posted: 4:24 pm Friday, April 4th, 2014

Mark Richt has fun with ESPN’s tweet 

By Michael Carvell

UGA’s unique recruiting tactic of Mark Richt sending hand-drawn portraits to top prospects has gone viral this week. It’s explained at the bottom of this article.

The sketch story has been picked up by most national media outlets, and also has been the subject of many jokes on Twitter.

Mark Richt had some fun after ESPN’s Joe Schad tweeted out a sketch of him in a UGA uniform on Friday. (And to the best of our knowledge, it was the first time that Richt has ever responded to tweet in more than five years on Twitter)

Here are the some other comments about the sketches on Twitter:

46 comments
BCB
BCB

Haters gonna hate....

POAD2013
POAD2013

GATOR.........................?

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

“While I am disappointed about the Notice of Allegations, I am proud of the Athletic Department’s response to this matter,” UGA President Jere W. Morehead said in the school’s news release.


Pure and compete BS

What kind of culture obviously exists that the coach actually thought he could get away with it?

Hmmm?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

ThomAss, 350, theoldtrashguy, thats what i thought. Well its easy to see how the swim team gets their Championships.

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

i swear if i see another one of these sketches i am gonna vomit.  my wife moistmom hates football and she said she almost threw up when she saw that to.  can we please put down the crayons and start practicing on our special teams.  as for you tech fans making fun you can get out your crayons and draw a picture of us hoisting a cristal football LOL!!!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

The NCAA cited Georgia's "history of major violations" as an aggravating factor". I guess the graduation rate for at least the swim team is quite impressive. Good grief, please dont be throwing rocks at anyone else.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

His gimmicks are tired and sometimes classless like the celebration in the Florida game.

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

Blackout at The Schmeg today for the gym dogs!

DannyOverstreet
DannyOverstreet

As long as he doesn't send any to recruits in striped  uniforms, I'm okay with it.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Why not also photoshop them in a real uniform on the field.

I recall some stupid ncaa rule bars schools from allowing recruit to try on uniform while on recruiting trip. But what about a fake photo in uniform wiith a visible face?

May be another impactful tool that excites kids.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Obviously, Twitter's for Twits.

DawgnIT
DawgnIT

Hmmm, receiving 200 recruiting letters in the mail in a single day from one school or 1 hand drawn portrait?  I'd go with the portrait.

DawgWhisperer
DawgWhisperer

Nothing says fun like watching Saban do the electric slide. I can see clogging on the horizon for Bammy recruits this year.

RandyHall
RandyHall

I like the ideas to excite the recruits...common line from thr recruits "SHOW ME SOME LOVE"...UGA sending sketches...Miami was putting them on yachts....SC was puttng up players in plush hotels...Ohio St was giving free tats...Auburn was playing "SHOW ME SOME MONEY:...let's go to something else...TIME FOR CMR TO WIN A NC...for CMR to do he must expect more from his staff....too long to repsond to a tweet...how about too long for Willie Martinez, too long for Rodney Garner, too long for Scott Lakotos and Todd Grantham...this indecisiveness cost UGA TOO WINS!!! Keep a close eye on Will Friend and Tony Ball and see if they close the deal on Top Recruits at the positions they coach!! TIME FOR A NC!!!  

RingtheBell
RingtheBell

That's pretty cool.... he spends the time to do it!!!! Go DAWGS!!!!

YupUGA
YupUGA

Haters gonna hate. Go Dawgs!!

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

Beats the heck out of sending a recruit 100 letters in one day. At least you can hang the poster.....well, I guess you can also hang 100 letters. Personally I think it was a very cool and creative idea. Go Dawgs

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Tuff crowd in here. Times are a changing for these HC's. When updating your uniform is almost as important as your W/L record you know you have a problem with the recruiting pool.

That is all I have to say about that.....Forrest...Forrest Gump.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Where is ThomAss Brown? Figure he might want to bring up that probation BS he piles on here all the time. He's getting his stats straight.

NCDawg
NCDawg

Coach Richt did not draw the pictures.  Some art student at UGA did.  See the updated article about the contest.

I think the story is like that mold that grows on the way too old leftovers.  What can you do... the media types are eating it up.

POAD2013
POAD2013

Still has it been proven MARK RICHT is the person doing the drawings?

If he has time to do that he is getting paid too much as a HEAD Football Coach.

WDE
WDE

Funny ! At least CMR has a sense of humor.......and doesn't wear visors or sweater vests..

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

@POAD2013  He probably went to jump in his beloved river and got attacked by a rabid husky. 

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@Delusionaldog  You probably don't want to hear from the A.D..

Man, does he have a BS bureaucratic answer for everything.

At the end of the 30 minute answer, you realize he is going to do nothing. 



KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

15 yards on D-dog for piling on after the whistle. The swim coach  and the President are both all wet.

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

@Delusionaldog  looks to me your just jelous. the story even said it was unneccesary and he didnt need the help so the case should be closed. the ncaa has always been against us and they cant get us in football so they come up with some hogwash on our swimming team.  its sickening

DawgWhisperer
DawgWhisperer

Only UGA haters are tired of Richt grabbing premiere recruits. If being a devout Christian who gives his time and rescources to the underprivileged is classless, this country could use a few more. I don't prefer your alternative logic.

DawgWhisperer
DawgWhisperer

Stop deluding yourself... I dont think the nation cares about these portraits but evidently it's bothersome to you.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

The recruits try on jersey's when they visit at most schools.. The schools just can't have a jersey with the recruits name on the back.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@RingtheBell  how much time does it take to write a little note and sign your name?

GTLee
GTLee

Do those sketches come with a Happy Birthday phone call?

WDE
WDE

@POAD2013 Well he could be spending his time frying fish...

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@MoistDawg @Delusionaldog  Believe it or not, I get no pleasure from any school 

going on probation. But this is bigger than you think.

Fixing grades goes all the way back to Jan Kemp.

If found guilty , the whole school will suffer. Strangely enough I hope Ga gets away with it.  

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@GTLee


Yes they come with a Happy Birthday phone call!!!!!!!!!!!


Does your single wide have a phone???????

POAD2013
POAD2013

@WDE I think Clemson killed Richt frying fish last year and then Vandy really dumped the fish fry bucket over for sure.

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

@Delusionaldog @WDEGosh,  didn't know that a re3ceding hair line and thinning hair was caused by hair care products. Glad I didn't use any then, because at 65, I would be completely bald.

An example of a completely stupid comment made by DD here. What in the good lords name has haircare products and the use there of, got to do with the subject of this article. I would expect your comments to be the rantings of a third grader.