Miami (FL) hasn't beat Florida State since 2009, and while winning that game is imperative to the success of the Hurricanes' football program, it doesn't mean that's the only conference game they need to win.
"If you could only have one ACC win on your schedule, I know you want a lot of wins, but if you could only have one, would [Florida State] be the one you would want?"
If Miami only had one conference win — something they've never done in program history — Richt and others in the program would have far bigger concerns than who that win came against.
Bravo to Richt for not suggesting the reporter be banned from the weekly call, or even laughing at the absurdity of the question.
"I mean, it's a question that I really can't answer and won't answer because it doesn't make any sense to me," he said. But the bottom line is: We're trying to win this conference, and in order to do that, you need to win conference games and Florida State is one of them. It's certainly a game that's a rival game or we wouldn't play them every year and it's a game that means a lot to us and our fans.
"Our fans have suffered through it more than anybody because they have been here the longest through it all. We owe it to them to make them feel better."
Miami is 3-0 and a legitimate ACC title contender who's aiming for the College Football Playoff. To ask Richt about the possibility of winning just one conference game is the height of stupidity.