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Martinez gets ready for new role

Willie Martinez

ATHENS - Willie Martinez and Mark Richt built their relationship over card tables at the University of Miami. In the last four years, they've strengthened it over meeting room tables at the University of Georgia.

NCAA officials will be relieved to know that the rules of fair play are taken a lot more seriously in those Bulldog meeting rooms. "We'd always whip them (playing cards), and they always accused us of cheating," said Richt, who often joined a friend to play Martinez and a close friend of his during the years they were teammates with the Hurricanes. "I don't know why. I guess he thought hands... Recommended Stories