- Radi Nabulsi, Reporter, DawgNation
ATHENS, Ga. -- When Mark Richt was deciding which University of Georgia professor he wanted to have address visiting recruits and their families, he had his pick of quality candidates. Three Georgia instructors populate the Princeton Review's "The Best 300 Professors." Nine faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Science, and over the years 10 have been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
So why did Richt pick a high school dropout from England with zero knowledge of football?
Likely he did so because Dr. Gary Green is the last thing recruits and parents expect.
Dr. Gary Green is an athletic, wise-cracking, prematurely gray-haired associate professor at Georgia. He knows little about football. But recruits -- and maybe more importantly their parents -- can't get enough of him.