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Major College Football Coach Announces He's Retiring

Mark Richt stares directly into the camera during a game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami head football coach Mark Richt is in just his third season as the leader of the Hurricanes' program. There will reportedly not be a fourth year for Richt in South Florida.

247Sports is reporting that Richt will be retiring as the Hurricanes' head coach.

"BREAKING: I’m hearing from multiple sources that Mark Richt will retire at Miami," Andrew Ivins tweeted.

From the report:

Mark Richt is no longer the head coach at Miami. InsideTheU has learned through multiple sources that Richt informed school officials on Sunday that he plans to retire. The news comes just a few days after the Hurricanes were rolled by Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Miami had a brutal ending to the 2018 season, getting blown out by Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl. The Hurricanes' administration posted a statement after that game, saying the result of the game and the season as a whole were unacceptable. It's unclear at this point where Miami will turn for its next head coach. Stay tuned for an official announcement on Richt and his retirement. Update: Mark Richt has released a statement on his retirement.

Stay tuned for more.