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Former UGA player: Mark Richt ‘saved my life’

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edited October 2021 in Article commenting
imageFormer UGA player: Mark Richt ‘saved my life’

Former UGA standout Tra Battle said he was down and despair after retiring from football, and drove to a nearby bridge in the Athnes area to end his life.

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  • USADawgUSADawg Posts: 369 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    This is very touching, and yes, although lots of folks were not happy with outcomes here at UGA regarding wins and losses, if I had a son who wanted to play football, I would love to have Mark Richt as his coach!

  • Bdw3184Bdw3184 Posts: 12,218 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Testimonials such as this about the recovery of a former player and the prayerful aid given by a former coach should always be displayed and set as an example of how a program should be run and the relationships developed through such.

    Wonderful story, Mr. Carvell!

  • MikeConnellyMikeConnelly Posts: 2 ✭ Freshman

    I played Mighty Mite football as a raider and redskin. My tailback: Marc Richt. He hung out with a geeky coach, George Stratton, and ALWAYS helped other kids. We were 8-9-10 years old … and in three years of junior-high football, we N E V E R lost. Killed all the snobby Boulder (CO) Junior Highs.

    I became the youngest sports editor in Denver Post history based on that foundation of determination and caring for others.

    Marc moved in 10th grade; still my brother!

    No Lap Dances on his resume. Just God, Family, Team.

  • VenomGAVenomGA Posts: 319 ✭✭✭ Junior

    say what you will about Richt as a coach in big games or lack of player development, but Mark Richt as a PERSON makes ANY University or organization proud. Richt is very classy, doesn't have situation occur like Urban Meyer.

  • SmokeOnTheWaterSmokeOnTheWater Posts: 66 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Dude, grow up and get your head out of your butt. What a narrow view of the world you have!

  • Wozzo_the_Wonder_DogWozzo_the_Wonder_Dog Posts: 189 ✭✭✭ Junior

    FSU declined and Miami fell apart after Mark Richt left. His wife had cancer and now he has to deal with Parkinsons. I could never hear enough good news about Coach Richt.

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