10:11 pm February 17, 2010, by Tim Tucker
Mark Richt’s new hires continue to draw applause.
Tom Dienhart, senior college football writer for Rivals.com, lists what he considers the nation’s best position-coach hires of this off-season.
He ranks Georgia’s Scott Lakatos as the best hire among defensive-backs coaches, calling the former Connecticut assistant “an adept teacher and well-respected tactician.”
A familiar name gets an honorable mention in Dienhart’s best-defensive-backs-coach-hire category. None other than Willie Martinez, Oklahoma’s new DB coach.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s Warren Belin gets an honorable mention as best new hire among linebackers coaches –- behind N.C. State’s hire of Jon Tenuta.
(If you’re wondering, defensive coordinators who double as position coaches weren’t considered. So no mention of Georgia’s other linebackers coach, DC Todd Grantham.)
Please follow me on Twitter for the latest UGA news and notes.
News, notes and discussion about University of Georgia sports with AJC beat writer Chip Towers
Vacation stops, manage subscriptions and more