After call from Georgia, Foster gets new deal at Virginia Tech

Bud Foster won’t become Georgia’s new defensive coordinator, but the Bulldogs’ overtures to bring him to Athens will pay off for the highly respected coach.

Hours after acknowledging  contact from UGA about its  job, Foster late Monday agreed to new financial terms to remain at Virginia Tech.

“I’ve been approached for jobs -– the strongest one was Georgia -– and [Virginia] Tech came through with a package that’s going to keep me here,” Foster said Monday night in Blacksburg, Va., according to the Daily Press of Newport News, Va. “I’m pleased with that.

“On the table right now, there’s a nice situation for me to want to continue here and stay here.”

Virginia Tech said terms of the new deal, which had been in the works since the weekend, will not be released until it is finalized. But the key element is an annuity that will pay Foster a  lump sum if he remains at the school another five years.

Foster, 50, is in his 23rd year at Virginia Tech, his 15th as defensive coordinator. He is making $402,000 this year.

Georgia coach Mark Richt is seeking a replacement for Willie Martinez, the defensive coordinator who was fired along with two other UGA defensive coaches on Dec. 2.

Earlier Monday, Foster confirmed through a spokesman that he had been approached by Georgia at some point since Martinez was fired.

“He said he has been contacted,” Virginia Tech associate athletics director Dave Smith said by e-mail in mid-afternoon, “but that’s it.”

Asked at the time if “that’s it” meant talks with Georgia hadn’t progressed beyond initial stages,  Smith replied: “That would be my take, but the only other thing [Foster] said was there really isn’t anything else to say.”

A few hours later, he said he’s staying at Virginia Tech.

Although Richt has made no public comments about Georgia’s search, candidates widely rumored to be on his radar include Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, Kansas State defensive coordinator Vic Koenning and Buffalo Bills defensive-line coach Bob Sanders, among others. Smart, a former Georgia player, has said he is “not looking to go anywhere.”

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Brandon from Warner Robins

December 14th, 2009
7:19 pm

Dang, I was hoping UGA could bring in Foster. He’s done an amazing job a VaTech. Moving on….

Bradley G

December 14th, 2009
7:20 pm

That didn’t take long!

Bradley G

December 14th, 2009
7:20 pm

Oops! Was I supposed to say….2nd?

Michael

December 14th, 2009
7:20 pm

I hear Willie Martinez is available…

stan

December 14th, 2009
7:21 pm

Enter your comments here

computersaremyonlyfriend

December 14th, 2009
7:25 pm

Dont be stupid and put up the millions for smart. Period the end.

stan

December 14th, 2009
7:25 pm

Why In The heck would he leave, to come HERE? Dumbazz Ga. Fans.
Erk van Gorder is who you need.

Why Knot

December 14th, 2009
7:25 pm

Get Camden County’s Defensive Coordinator

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:26 pm

Wow, I can’t believe anyone with a brain would stay in the crummy ACC when given the chance to go to an SEC school. Maybe Georgia isn’t “all that.”

ToccoaDawg

December 14th, 2009
7:26 pm

why would Georgia want a D coordinator that lost to bama?

phatphil

December 14th, 2009
7:27 pm

Guys I am a loser and I am so bitter I say bad things about other teams and cannot stay on the Hillbillie.com site. I am sorry I bother people. I am a brat and a huge loser just like our coach Lame Kitten.
I also have a sorry job that doesn’t pay well. I am feeling sad that I have to interact with you all.

Far Away From Home Dawg

December 14th, 2009
7:27 pm

Norton

December 14th, 2009
7:29 pm

Mikey Andrews is available. Hahahahaha The pups are in deep caca. Who would come to this downward program?

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:29 pm

We’re sorry you have to interact with us as well, phatphil.

Ben

December 14th, 2009
7:29 pm

Because he’s been one of the best in the nation for the last 15 years?

If this is the level we’re going after then I’m pretty impressed. But, Foster was never going anywhere.

Jim

December 14th, 2009
7:29 pm

Hey, if I were Foster I would not want to leave that school in a cow pasture to come to Athens either!
And he is smart enough to know he does not want to coach in the SEC and play their schedules week after week! No way. Stan sounds like a real smart fella, doesn’t he?

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:30 pm

From one cow pasture to another, Jim? Is that where you were going with that?

Joe Coxs' shadow

December 14th, 2009
7:31 pm

I could be a DC because i make all the defenses look good ….The best DC is Muschamp….go get him.

Mark Richt

December 14th, 2009
7:32 pm

I expect to get a nice a nice Christmas, possibly even a gift basket, from the Foster family for getting Bud Foster a big, fat raise. You’re welcome.

UGAY WHERE YOU GET EDUCATED IN SELLING SUGAR BOWL RINGS ON EBAY!!

December 14th, 2009
7:33 pm

Have fun in shreveport you bunch of incest mutts! 11-2 is better than 7-5. Tech has most recent national title,conf title and now bcs bowl! You can’t call yourselves acc champs, cause ky,lsu,uf,ok st and tenn beat your a**! 2nd worst bowl in the sec! You guys suck and your win was a fluke! (4-2) (4-2) that stands for national championships leghumpers! When you 8 of 9, how about 8 straight by tech b*itches! You can have bragging rights this year. You know who your daddy is in the “STREAK”? 8 straight losses to tech you bunch of criminals!! ha ha ha ha, have fun in SH*TPORT, I HEAR THEY HAVE A SONIC AND A PLACE WHERE YA’LL CAN WATCH JERRY SPRINGER RERUNS!!!! There is no OF in 8 straight over UGAY IS THERE? Shreveport bound!! (4-2) (4-2) (4-2) (4-2)!!!!!!!! 8 straaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait!!!!!

THWG

84 Dawg

December 14th, 2009
7:33 pm

The Dogs were played. Foster leveraged their interest into a nice raise. Who can really blame him.

Better get ready for more of the same if we go after Smart.

Normal Dawg

December 14th, 2009
7:34 pm

Most people would choose the comfort of what they know over the unknown any time. Unless you inject money into the equation. Money was probably the only thing that was going to get a him to come and it looks like VT stepped up and made that a non-issue. This idea that he would want the “challenge of the SEC” or anything like that is overrated. He has a good gig there with a solid head coach that isn’t going anywhere. Foster is not likely a candidate for a head coaching job so he really is probably better off staying at VT.

Now if Tech’s defensive coordinator turned us down, I’d be offended. ;-)

Best of luck to Foster. Now let’s go get someone else.

rabbit

December 14th, 2009
7:34 pm

will muschamp would be the best coach to hire.he would lite into their a$$ES WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING DUMB.ive seen him do this on tv. his defense at lsu auburn and now texas are bad a$$.im telling you people he is the man.CMR needs to find a way to get this guy.

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:35 pm

Glad to get that off your chest, Ugay… ?

Reality

December 14th, 2009
7:36 pm

Techtards:

Before piling on, you should consider that your own defense is a smoking ruin. It will cost you in the Orange Bowl and for years to come. Think that Iowa didn’t watch the UGA film? Run right up the middle. Pretty basic. Pretty effective.

Have fun in South Beach. Be sure to pack #453 sunscreen and your inflatable dates.

Hokie

December 14th, 2009
7:38 pm

Unlike Athens, the Blacksburg streets aren’t covered in vomit.

Normal Dawg

December 14th, 2009
7:38 pm

UGAY WHERE YOU GET EDUCATED IN SELLING SUGAR BOWL RINGS ON EBAY!! :

YAWN! It hurts don’t it. I’d tell you “not to worry; you only have less than a year left to cry about it” but we’ll probably win next year, too.

And when you enroll at UF, UT, UK then come on over and gloat. They deserve the right. You don’t.

Remember: WE RUN THIS STATE!

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:38 pm

I’m so glad Reality came right into the early moments of the blog and just cleared up everything for us. I’m definitely sleeping better tonight!

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:39 pm

“Techtards.” Tee hee hee!

BE#3

December 14th, 2009
7:39 pm

Latest word is that Vic Koennig, former Clemson DC, is keeping details about his conversation with CMR close to the vest. Had a bunch of good things to say about CMR and said he’s very familiar with recruiting the state of Georgia, especially south GA.

TazTurner

December 14th, 2009
7:39 pm

Hey Ebay ass!@#$ it must be sad that your yellow jackets got your a@@ handed to you by a 7-6 team. You guys looked like high schoolers out there against an SEC defense.

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:40 pm

Normal Dawg, is your first name “Abbey?”

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:41 pm

What if Willie Martinez was really the best you could get… and you fired him?

Normal Dawg

December 14th, 2009
7:41 pm

Nope. And I am a dude.

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:42 pm

SickandTired

December 14th, 2009
7:42 pm

Wow, looks like it is rather difficult to get someone good to come to UGAly because they are afraid that the ship is sinking and will get sacked in a year probably when Georgia comes to it’s senses and runs Marky Mark Mark off. What’s he done the last 4 years? Nothing, absolutely NOTHING. Won with Donnans players because of Brian VanGorder and he’s been lost in the wilderness ever since. He was a lightweight when he took the job and he’ll soon be fired.

Hayseeds

December 14th, 2009
7:42 pm

one side of your mouth is that the ACC is inferior but the other side, oh let’s call Bud Foster, he’s the man we want. Hypocrite idiots…

ugay where you get educated selling sugar bowl rings

December 14th, 2009
7:43 pm

Guys I am sorry I wrote that!! I am a lonley guy that is in search of a male companion.. Call me!! Please

Stan Gable

December 14th, 2009
7:43 pm

Nerds, go back to your parent’s basement, and we’ll go back to breaking down your Mom when your dad is out of town.

Normal Dawg

December 14th, 2009
7:43 pm

Well, I should know shouldn’t I? I hold it everyday. ;-)

JacketFan

December 14th, 2009
7:44 pm

Nobody wants the UGA DC job – at least, no one of the caliber of Foster or Smart. Both are already at elite programs. Neither move makes any sense unless either was offered a HC-in-waiting kind of deal. Georgia is not making smart calls. They need to be looking to a strong non-AQ DC looking to take that next step up the ladder. Going after AQ DCs is just retarded.

Eaaasssy

December 14th, 2009
7:46 pm

Bud Foster is a class act and would have been a great addition.

The search continues.

Iowa is going to stomp a mudhole in you soft yellow jackettes. Those boys play smash mouth football and come out to play. Nothing fancy just hit you in the face and run. Kinda like another team did to you in late November. Take that back, kinda like every team did to your porous defense all year long. With a month to prepare for the gimmick, expect a showing a lot like last years Chic Fil A massacre. Good luck dorks. Put the house on the Hawkeyes

Normal Dawg

December 14th, 2009
7:46 pm

JacketFan…you are correct sir. Money is the only reason they would leave and most of these schools will match that.

Tech Harbors Terrorist

December 14th, 2009
7:46 pm

Lets blow up the trade school. Everyone there is ugly.

TXDawg

December 14th, 2009
7:46 pm

Did anyone else understand that ignorant post by UGAY or was it just me? Was he even born when GA Tech shared the 1990 National Title with Colorado by being #1 in the UPI (or the “lesser of” poll…..what is a UPI and where did it go anyway…..lol.

TChick

December 14th, 2009
7:47 pm

JacketFan:
What’s “AQ?”

SickandTired

December 14th, 2009
7:48 pm

I wish I was a UGA fan– They flipping rule us insects… I guess I may as well say it— Go Dawgs! 30-24 hahahahahhahahahhahah

Elite Programs????

December 14th, 2009
7:48 pm

VaTech is an elite program?????

Living Large

December 14th, 2009
7:50 pm

Of course VT is not an elite program. Every dummie knows those only exist in the southeastern conference.

David Polelock

December 14th, 2009
7:51 pm

Guys don’t forget about me talk it up alot.