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Maryland plans to meet with former Georgia head coach Mark Richt

The Terps are looking at a major name for their open head coaching job.

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Maryland administrators plan to meet this week with now-former Georgia head coach Mark Richt. The news was first reported by Jeff Ermann of Inside Maryland Sports, and Testudo Times can confirm it.

Richt, who stepped down at Georgia this weekend, could be a terrific hire for Maryland. He went 145-51 over 15 strong years in Athens, leading the Bulldogs to double-digit win totals nine times. He's coached a smattering of All-Americans and was the SEC's 2002 coach of the year, but his teams could never get entirely over the hump to win either a BCS or College Football Playoff title.

Ermann reports the Richt-Maryland meeting could come as soon as Tuesday.

At a farewell press conference on Monday at Georgia, Richt signaled openness to a wide range of coaching positions:

During his time at Georgia, Richt worked under then-Bulldogs athletic director Damon Evans. After his 2010 ouster in Athens, Evans landed recently as an associate athletic director at Maryland under Kevin Anderson.