Mark Richt is in the early stages of his spring speaking tour, which means getting quizzed by fans and media about next year, but also the last one. Occasionally that leads to some interesting answers, and the Georgia head football coach offered one last night in Jacksonville.
According to the Florida Times-Union:
Richt admitted to the crowd that he felt the Bulldogs lost some close games last year because the other team played harder.
"That's embarrassing," Richt told the audience. "It's our shame and it's my fault. We're not going to let that happen again."
Richt also shrugged off a question about his job status, and said he "wouldn't trade (quarterback Aaron Murray) for anybody." He also didn't say anything inflammatory, or at least apparently didn't, about new Florida head coach Will Muschamp.
The next scheduled stop on the speaking tour is Wednesday in Augusta.