How hot is Mark Richt’s seat?

“I didn’t know I was (on the hot seat),” Richt said in his vintage easy-going manner. “Is that true?”

Always one of the more graceful coaches in the league, Richt made light Tuesday of the growing speculation around the league that his job may not be safe going into the 2010 season.

Entering his 10th season at Georgia, Richt has the longest tenure of any current SEC coach at one school. South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier has said in the past, and reiterated Tuesday, that 10 to 12 years is probably about as long as anybody (presidents or head coaches) should stay at one school.