Miami reaches agreement with Richt to coach Canes

According to multiple reports Wednesday afternoon, outgoing Georgia football coach Mark Richt is getting ready to accept the head coaching job at the University of Miami. WTTG, the FOX affiliate in Washington, D.C., is reporting that the announcement is expected on Thursday.

Richt played quarterback for the Hurricanes from 1979-1982. Before that, he attended Boca Raton High School, about 45 minutes north of Miami.

Richt was asked about the possibility of coaching his alma mater earlier this year, but dismissed the idea then. The University of Georgia announced Sunday that the school and Richt mutually decided to part ways. Richt has said he is planning to coach the Bulldogs in their upcoming bowl game.

Not everyone is reporting the deal is a certainty -- ESPN.com says Richt is still trying to decide, though Miami officials are confident.

The University of Miami told the Palm Beach Post the school would not comment on its ongoing coaching search.

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