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Former Georgia and Miami Head Coach Mark Richt Reveals He Suffered Heart Attack Monday Morning

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Mark Richt of the Miami Hurricanes exits the field after the game against the Florida State Seminoles on September 26, 2018 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Florida State 28-27. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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Former Miami Hurricanes and Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt had a major health scare on Monday morning, but got ahead of the news cycle, assuring everyone that he is going to be OK.

Richt took to Twitter to inform his followers that he had suffered a heart attack on Monday morning, but said that he's doing fine and plans to be at work this week.

Richt's statement on Twitter reads: "I am assuming word travels fast. So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine. As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week."

This is a terribly scary incident, and Richt shared some intense perspective on it. We're very relieved he appears to be alright.

Richt retired from coaching after the 2018 season and began life as a college football analyst for ESPN, a job which he plans to return to this week, despite having just suffered a heart attack.

The 59-year-old spent 15 years as head coach of Georgia, before joining the Hurricanes from 2015-18 before his retirement.

It's certainly good to see that he's feeling better, and it's pretty remarkable that he's going to be back at work this week.

Take a sick day if you need to, Coach.