The head ’Dawg begins each day during football season not by reviewing a playbook or studying video of the next opponent, but rather by attending to more foundational matters. Mark Richt, head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, joins his family for breakfast at home at 7 a.m. They eat together, read from Psalms or Proverbs and take a few Christmas cards from the stack received last year to pray for the senders.
Upon arriving at his office, he’s prone to spend a few more moments reading the Bible and praying.
Then the nation’s seventh longest-tenured major college football coach (14 seasons at Georgia) vigorously turns his attention to leading one of the top programs in the highly acclaimed Southeastern Conference.
He’s extremely competitive and approaches his job as instructed by his life verse, Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men” (NASB).
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