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Florida Atlantic Vs. Georgia: Former Owls Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger Fondly Remembers Mark Richt

As the Georgia Bulldogs prepare to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls, the Owls' former head coach, Howard Schnellenberger, fondly remembers his former pupil, Mark Richt.

When Richt attended the University of Miami, he backed up Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly in the late '70s and early '80s and Schnellenberger was their coach. The coach fondly remembers Richt's time at Miami and has nothing but good things to say about him according to a report in

Schnellenberger, who played for Bear Bryant at Kentucky, remembers Richt the player as "a positive member of the football team, a winning player and helped us develop the football program and helped us win the national championship even though neither he nor Jim were there for the championship season in 1983."

The 78-year-old started up the Florida Atlantic football program in 1998 and now serves as a university ambassador charged with raising money for the school and the athletic department.

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