Richt: I've got to be who I am

Mark Richt

ATHENS – Georgia coach Mark Richt isn't going to change who he is just because of one loss, no matter if some fans, or even some of his own coaches, wish he would.

Richt did not lash out his players after Saturday's loss to South Carolina and has no plans to do it this week as long as the Bulldogs do their job, he said. Joe Tereshinski, Georgia's video coordinator and assistant strength coach, thinks Richt should show some fire more often, Richt said.

"Coach T, he's Mr. Motivation," Richt said. "He'll be like, ‘Coach, you have to go berserk on them.' I'll say, ‘Well, I didn't go berserk on them at halftime of the Virginia Tech game (in last year's Chick-fil-A Bowl) and we did OK.' Like I tell Joe, I've got to be who I am. They can smell if you're genuine or not in your emotion."

Georgia's players hear rants from the assistant coaches plenty, Richt said, and he added he has no qualms doing it himself if he thinks it's what's needed.

"They've seen me hot, but sometimes the best thing you can do is make sure you have a good plan," Richt said.

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