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Mark Richt Announces He Suffered A Heart Attack This Morning

Mark Richt doing an interview during a game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Mark Richt of the Miami Hurricanes gives an interview after winning a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mark Richt has mostly kept a low-profile since he resigned and retired from college football late last year. But he gave everyone a terrible shock when he revealed what happened to him today.

The former Georgia and Miami head coach revealed today that he suffered a heart attack this morning. He announced that he is doing fine but also acknowledged that he could have died.

I am assuming word travels fast. So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine. As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife.

Nevertheless, Richt appears to be recovering well. He even said he plans on returning to work at some point this week.

In 18 years as a head coach, Richt's teams never missed a bowl game. His teams never finished worse than third in their division, and made it to seven conference title games.

He led the Georgia Bulldogs to two SEC titles and six top 10 finishes.

Richt's three years with the Hurricanes were equally impressive. Miami went 26-13 in three seasons and made the Orange Bowl in 2017.

He abruptly retired at the end of the 2018 season, ending his career with a 171-64 overall record with ten bowl wins.

Richt now works as an analyst for ESPN and the ACC Network.