Memorable moments from Richt's UGA career

With 42 wins in four seasons, quarterback David Greene was responsible for plenty of highlights during the Mark Richt coaching era at Georgia.

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15 most memorable moments of Mark Richt's 15-year career as Georgia football coach (in chronological order):

' Dec. 26, 2000: Richt is named as Jim Donnan's successor in Athens following 15 seasons as an offensive assistant at Florida State, including seven as the offensive coordinator.

' Oct. 6, 2001: The Bulldogs record their first impact win under Richt, stunning Tennessee 26-24 at Neyland Stadium on a late touchdown pass from David Greene to fullback Verron Haynes.

' Nov. 24, 2001: Georgia ends a three-year losing streak against Georgia Tech, defeating the Yellow Jackets 31-17 in Bobby Dodd Stadium to cap an 8-3 regular season in Richt's debut year.

' Nov. 16, 2002: A fourth-and-15 pass from Greene to Michael Johnson results in a 19-yard touchdown and a 24-21 win at Auburn, which clinches Georgia's first trip to the Southeastern Conference title game.

' Dec. 7, 2002: The Bulldogs block an early punt and rout Arkansas 30-3 in the Georgia Dome, resulting in Georgia's first SEC title since Herschel Walker's final season in 1982.

' Dec. 3, 2005: Despite late-season losses to Florida and Auburn, the Bulldogs reach their third SEC title game and collect their second victory, stunning LSU 34-14 behind quarterback D.J. Shockley.

' Nov. 11, 2006: A mildly disappointing season is righted when freshman quarterback Matthew Stafford leads the Bulldogs to a 37-15 surprise rout at No. 5 Auburn, setting the stage for a promising 2007.

' Oct. 27, 2007: Georgia players rush the field in Jacksonville following an opening touchdown by tailback Knowshon Moreno. The Bulldogs prevail 42-30 against the Gators, sacking Tim Tebow six times.

' Jan. 1, 2008: The Bulldogs demolish Hawaii 41-10 in the Sugar Bowl to finish No. 2 nationally behind LSU. With Stafford and Moreno returning, Georgia is the preseason No. 1 for '08.

' Sept. 27, 2008: After donning black jerseys in wins the previous season against Auburn and Hawaii, the Bulldogs wear black again but fall behind visiting Alabama 31-0 at halftime and lose 41-30.

' Nov. 29, 2008: A regular season that began with Georgia ranked No. 1 ends with a first loss to Georgia Tech under Richt as coach Paul Johnson pulls a 45-42 surprise in his first season leading the Yellow Jackets.

' Dec. 28, 2010: After firing three defensive assistants after the 2009 season and having star receiver A.J. Green get suspended for the first four games of 2010, the Bulldogs conclude a 6-7 year with a Liberty Bowl loss to UCF.

' Dec. 1, 2012: Behind star quarterback Aaron Murray, star tailback Todd Gurley and a defense loaded with NFL talent, the Bulldogs win 12 games but come up 5 yards short against Alabama in the best SEC title game ever.

' Jan. 21, 2015: After a 10-3 season that included a runner-up finish to Missouri in the SEC East and a Belk Bowl win over Louisville, Richt receives an $800,000 raise for an annual salary of $4 million.

' Nov. 29, 2015: A 9-3 regular season with blowout losses to Alabama and Florida leads to athletic director Greg McGarity announcing that he and Richt have mutually agreed that a change is needed in the program.