Mark Richt makes the rounds at ESPN headquarters

Georgia coach Mark Richt took a quick plane ride to Bristol, Conn., Monday to make a few preseason appearances on ESPN’s SportsCenter as well as several radio appearances.

The process is called the ESPN Car Wash. The flight took off from Ben Epps in Athens and landed at the Waterbury-Oxford in Oxford, Conn., airport at 10:10 a.m. Here is Richt heading toward the Georgia plane for the flight up:

Here’s Richt’s full SportsCenter interview with Fowler. He talks about how Aaron Murray is a 365-day quarterback, and says he wouldn’t trade the duo of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall for any other duo in the country.

Richt on the SportsCenter set with Chris Fowler:

Busy theater of the mind lineup.

Some light schmoozing with fellow head coaches.


Here is the full interview from Richt’s time on The Herd. He talks about Georgia’s tough schedule this season, and Cowherd compares Richt to the NFL’s Tom Coughlin. He also touches on his discipline tactics, saying Georgia doesn’t have a discipline problem because it handles punishment on the front end.

Richt brought up his swing-set accident that led to his hip replacement and his diagram of the accident for local media back in March.

Richt joined a cast of characters on the College Football Live set in Bristol.

Here’s a short video clip before the segment:


After a delay, the Georgia plane landed back in Athens at about 8:40 p.m. after a 5:20 p.m. departure time.

— Rachel G. Bowers is assistant sports editor for onlineathens.com. Follow her on Twitter.