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Kirby Smart, Aaron Murray Post Retirement Tributes To Mark Richt

Mark Richt celebrating after a Georgia bulldogs win.

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 28: Head Coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after the game against the LSU Tigers at Sanford Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Miami head football coach Mark Richt retired earlier today, leaving the Hurricanes after three seasons. Richt came to South Florida after a long and successful stint at Georgia.

While he came up short of winning a national title at UGA, Richt won the SEC East five times and the SEC title twice.

He compiled a 145-51 record with the Bulldogs, reaching a bowl game in all of his 15 seasons from 2001-15. Needless to say, Richt has earned a lot of respect from former Georgia players and Bulldog fans.

This afternoon, former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray posted a heartfelt tribute to Richt on Twitter.

Current Georgia head coach Kirby Smart also chimed in with his own message to Richt. Smart was a member of Richt's staff at UGA in 2005 as an assistant coach.

For his career, Richt finished with a 171-64 overall record.