Georgia LB Leonard Floyd after Mark Richt firing: ‘I'm gone’
In the parking lot as he exited the school's athletic facilities on Sunday, Floyd also yelled to reporters, “I'm gone too, by the way!”
Floyd's announcement comes after Georgia decided to part ways with head coach Mark Richt, who led the program for 15 seasons. Richt has compiled a 145–51 record, including two SEC titles.
Floyd, a junior, is projected to be a first–round NFL draft pick. This season, the 6’4”, 231-pound linebacker led the team with 4.5 sacks and is tied for first in tackles-for-loss with 10.5.
Floyd tweeted that Richt was “the only person who could have convinced him to stay,” purportedly for his senior year.
Coach Richt probably was the only one that could of convinced me to stay just a sad day for me as a Dawg— L8F4➰➰ (@Leonard90Flo) November 30, 2015
The Bulldogs went 9–3 this season, including a 5–3 record in SEC conference play.