Mark Richt gets testy with reporter during post-game press conference

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Sunday December 02, 2012


Posted by: Pete Roussel on December 2, 2012

Mark Richt clearly didn't appreciate one particular question during his post-game press conference of the SEC championship game on Saturday night.

Richt, typically mild-mannered, put the reporter in his place.

Here's the exchange:

Reporter: "There are some people, whether it's fans, media, or whomever else that will maybe want to make further conclusions about you or your quarterback, specifically, in big games.  Would you have any response to those people?"

Richt: "I don't know what you're saying. Why don't you just say it straight up what you're trying to say?"

Reporter: "People will say that you and Aaron Murray specifically come up short on the biggest stage against the biggest opponents."

Richt: "Is that what you're saying or everybody else?  If that's what you're saying -- are you saying that?"

Reporter: "No, I'm saying I hear that every day."

Richt: "Well, that's for you to worry about then. If that's what you say, then I'll answer the question.  If you think other people are saying that, I'm not worried about that."

The Georgia head coach then exited the press conference, but returned roughly 30 seconds later from behind the curtains.

Richt stated, "I want to say something else, if anybody thinks our guys didn't play their tail off and Aaron Murray didn't play his tail off, they're crazy. That's unbelievable somebody would even bring that up."

Here's the video:

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