Georgia coach Mark Richt fires up his team as they prepare to play Georgia Tech on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Atlanta. This was Richt’s last game as coach at Georgia. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

Mark Richt excited about Georgia landing quarterback Jamie Newman

Former Georgia coach Mark Richt offered his favorable opinion of Georgia quarterback Jamie Newman, who announced his decision Saturday morning to play football for the Bulldogs.

Richt, who coached Georgia from 2001-15 and led the Bulldogs to two SEC championships and three other SEC East titles, said, “I have been watching Jamie Newman all season with the ACC network. Georgia just landed a great one! I predict he will be the best quarterback in the SEC! Go Dawgs!”

At Georgia, Richt coached quarterbacks David Greene, D.J. Shockley, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Murray and Huston Mason, and Richt secured a commitment from quarterback Jacob Eason. Richt spent his season working for the ACC Network, which launched in August.

>> RELATED: Jamie Newman announces his decision to play for Georgia

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.

With the largest team in the state, the AJC reports what’s really going on with your tax dollars and your elected officials. Subscribe today. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.

Your subscription to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.

X