Mark Richt is tasked with returning swag to “The U.” What’s cooler than a new coach with two SEC championships and a .740 winning percentage?
How about one who boasts a credit in a jeans commercial accompanied with a voiceover almost exclusively in a foreign language? That’s what the 15-year coaching veteran also brings with him to Miami, Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post uncovered.
While a quarterback at Miami, Richt was cast as “jump-roping blue jean model” in a 1982 commercial for Italy-based Jesus Jeans. (I’ve never seen anyone wearing Jesus Jeans, but I will pay handsomely for a pair now. Light denim wash.) He was also lucky enough to get a short close-up following a quick look at the clothes’, um, fit.
Satellite camps, replay and realignment took a back seat to fashion items at the ACC’s spring meetings. A few fans spent their lunch break earlier this week on Twitter cracking wise on Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher’s budding beard. The national championship-winning coach will sometimes show a little mid-camp scruff, but is usually clean shaven.
The summer months often provide little in the way of exhilaration, but nonetheless these are exciting times for the Florida State-Miami rivalry and the ACC. Hopefully when the teams meet Oct. 8, Richt will be sporting a pair of Jesus Jeans -- he apparently was unable to keep them after the shoot -- and Fisher will have fully embraced the bearded look.