Mark Richt issues apology for grabbing official during Orange Bowl


Miami coach Mark Richt apologized Monday for arguing with officials and grabbing the arm of the head linesman in Saturday’s, 34-24, Orange Bowl loss to Wisconsin.

“After seeing TV copy of our game I want to apologize for my language and the putting of my hands on the official and my staff. I did not show the proper respect to the authorities of our game,” Richt wrote in a Tweet.

Richt was visibly upset after he believed a Badgers linemen continually got away with holding on the Hurricanes’ defensive line.

Richt received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that put Wisconsin at Miami’s 5 late in the first half. The Badgers scored on the next play to take a 24-14 lead, after trailing 14-3.

Richt, the former head coach at Georgia, has been Miami’s head coach the last two seasons.


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