During the season, Mark Richt meets with reporters each Thursday. By this point, most of the week's biggest storylines have been parsed over repeatedly, so the event usually turns to more off-topic discussions. It was during one of these meetings that Richt informed us that, despite his MarkRicht.com Web site, he didn't really know what a blog was. I can't blame him. I'm sure he has better things to be doing than reading the Bulldogs Blog on a regular basis (although it would be nice if he took some time out to peruse the content from time to time).
But my, oh my, how far Richt has come. According to this AJC story, the Georgia coach is now on Twitter!
Here's an example of some of the tweets you might see, again from the AJC story...
— Practice #6 is in the books. The 2009 Spring Coaches Clinic is underway.
— We had a great practice yesterday the team’s attitude was great and the intensity level was off the charts!!! 167 days…
— Practice #3 in the books, tomorrow is the first scrimmage of spring and the team is working hard and practicing with a great tempo.
— Pretty cool to hear a character on Lost was wearing a UGA Sweatshirt tonight.
— Today I am having lunch with Tony Dungy. He will also visit with the team today before practice #2
Now, I haven't necessarily determined that it's Richt who's doing the actual Tweeting, but these sound pretty Richtian. After all, while Richt is great at the occasional Lane Kiffin joke, he's far more likely to be quoted counting the number of practices the team has engaged in thus far. I'll be 100 percent sure it's Richt if we see a few other Tweets like this:
-- good practice today, the spirits were high
-- we're still getting used to this weather
-- South Carolina's punter is really outstanding
-- it was a bit cooler out today than we'd typically like for a practice this time of year
-- Oklahoma State's third-string tight end is really outstanding
Trust me, if you covered the team, you would find that hilarious.
Nevertheless, I'm certain this is another nail in the coffin of reporters. Between Jeff Owens' blog and Richt on Twitter, pretty soon, you'll have no use for me. Instead, I think I'm going to start working on my directional kicking. I think I still have at least three years of eligibility left.
Before I get to that though, you can listen to my interview with David Johnston and Dave McMahon from this morning on 960 the Ref HERE.