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Coach Mark Richt Recovering After Suffering Heart Attack

Mark Richt

Former college football coach Mark Richt revealed Monday he suffered a heart attack and is expecting a quick recovery.

Richt made the revelation in a tweet. The former Georgia Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes coach plans to return to work as an ACC Network analyst for ESPN.

“I am assuming word travels fast,” he wrote in a tweet. “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. I plan to be at work this week.”

“As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife,” he said.

Richt served as the head coach of the Georgia bulldogs for 15 seasons, winning two SEC championships, six SEC Eastern Division titles, and nine bowl games. He was let go after a 9-3 season in 2015.

After coaching at the University of Georgia, Richt was hired by the University of Miami, getting the school its first ACC Coastal Title. He is currently a college football analyst for the ACC Network and ESPN.