May 26, 2008
WASHINGTON---University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt spent part of his Memorial Day meeting with President Bush.
Richt was one of five coaches who just got back from a week-long visit to military bases in the Middle East. All five coaches met with President Bush.
The trip for the coaches was designed to boost troop morale. They coached a flag football game on one base.
Randy Shannon of the University of Miami; Jack Siedlecki of Yale University; Tommy Tuberville of Auburn University; and Charlie Weis of Notre Dame joined Richt on the trip.
The coaches visited military personnel in Germany, Qatar,
Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and aboard the USS Nassau on a trip
coordinated by the Defense Department.