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Mark Richt squares up with ref, later apologizes

Richt, incredibly fortunate to not be thrown out in a major bowl game, had made contact with an official after arguing a non-call.


Kahron Spearman


Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt received (and duly earned) an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for making contact with an official, in the first half of the Wisconsin Badgers' 34-24 Orange Bowl win.

"Making contact" is saying it lightly, because Richt was ready to toss down the headset and throw hands. 

When asked about the incident during the telecast, Richt would only mention the clear evidence.

If you watch the tape, you'll see.

Mark Richt
Head coach, Miami Hurricanes

The tape did eventually show that the Badgers right tackle did, in fact, hold a Hurricane defender.

Wisconsin would score on the ensuing play, to build a 24-14 halftime lead.

A day later, he would apologize for his eyebrow-raising actions.

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