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Voices behind the scenes of a new day for Hurricanes football: Mark Richt, Blake James and Jon Vilma

How laid back is new Hurricanes coach Mark Richt?

See for yourself.

He spent about 10 minutes with local Miami Hurricanes beat writers discussing what Friday was like for him from the moment he woke up, what his goals in recruiting are, why he took the job and more.

So how did athletic director Blake James land his new head coach? He explained it after the press conference Friday.

Now that Richt has been chosen how do the players and former players feel about the future of the program? Jonathan Vilma, who was part of the search committee, explains how they decided on Richt and what the expectations are from the alumni at UM.