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MIAMI (CBS4) – Mark Richt says he has no interest in rejoining his alma mater as coach. He said leaving Georgia for another job — even at his alma mater, is out of the question.

The Georgia coach also says he plans no staff changes following a 6-6 regular season.

Richt is a former Miami quarterback and has been mentioned as a possible candidate to succeed Miami coach Randy Shannon, who was fired on Saturday night.

Richt said Sunday he does not expect the Miami position to be a distraction as the Bulldogs await a bowl bid, possibly to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. He said Georgia is his home and where he hopes to finish his career.

Asked if he fully expects to be Georgia’s coach in 2011, Richt said “Absolutely.”

Georgia became bowl-eligible by beating Georgia Tech 42-34 on Saturday night. Georgia Tech also is 6-6 and awaiting a bowl bid.

(© 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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