Interestingly, Dogs post job opening for defensive ends coach (w/ updated info)

ATHENS — Georgia didn’t waste any time posting the job opening created by Warren Belin’s resignation Thursday as inside linebackers coach. The position was posted Friday on the UGA employment website.

What’s interesting, though, is that the “replacement” position is advertised as a defensive ends coach, not an inside linebackers coach.

From the posting: “This position serves as Assistant Coach in the area of Defensive Ends.”

That would seem to suggest some sort of reshuffling of responsibilities is at least being contemplated on the defensive staff.

Update from an interview Saturday with defensive coordinator Todd Grantham: Georgia “obviously could go a couple different ways” in filling the position, Grantham said.  “We’re basically in the process of looking at it right now,” he said. “We’re going to hire the best person for Georgia and the best fit for Georgia.” But as for the job posting clearly identifying the opening as defensive ends coach, Grantham said: “I wouldn’t put any stock in that. We’re going to hire the best person for Georgia.”

Georgia last had a “defensive ends coach,” per se in 2009, when Jon Fabris held that title. After Fabris and two other defensive coaches were fired, and after Georgia changed its base defense, defensive line coach Rodney Garner expanded his responsibilities from coaching the two defensive-tackle positions in the old 4-3 alignment to coaching the nose tackle position and the two end positions in the new 3-4. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham coached the outside linebackers and Belin the inside linebackers.

Belin’s departure for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers left Georgia with two openings on its staff, although the offensive-line coaching position is expected to be filled by Monday or Tuesday, if not before. Chatter continued Friday that UAB’s Will Friend might be in line for that job. More info on Friend is here.

The Panthers, by the way, officially announced Belin’s hire as linebackers coach on Friday. The news release noted that Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was a player at William & Mary when Belin was an assistant coach there in 1995-96.

– Tim Tucker, UGA Blog

118 comments Add your comment

Donald Pridgen

February 5th, 2011
5:17 am

Too much at stake next year. Just get it right.

Nub

February 5th, 2011
5:51 am

Nothing less than whipping the belly sliders and winning the east !!!!!! Wonder if this will have any effect on Jenkins ?

Nahila

February 5th, 2011
6:32 am

Does that mean Garner goes to linebacker coach, and Grantham coaches the nose tackle or vice versa? How about special teams, who is coaching there? UGA needs to put more emphasis on the special teams that is where you can create a difference as some teams don’t.

Paddy

February 5th, 2011
6:45 am

Whatever became of a guy who coaches linebackers and a guy who coaches linemen?Me thinks football is getting smarter than the room!

sowegadawg

February 5th, 2011
6:47 am

Hey #47, interested? If you could only coach “heart” and “motor”, you’d be a great choice.

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RomeDawg

February 5th, 2011
7:07 am

Any chance Dick Lebeau might be interested? If not, I’d settle for Mike Ditka.

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Destin Dawg

February 5th, 2011
7:20 am

the great class we have coming in should attract top coaching talent… Athens, Ga.. a great place to live….Parade mag says ” #3 Large State University education, plus big time sports “… Go Dawgs !!

mayorbob

February 5th, 2011
7:37 am

give the job to david pollack….and move on…

Dawggie

February 5th, 2011
7:43 am

How about if Grantham coached all LB’s and Garner coaches nose and is more focused on recruiting?

Palm City Dawg

February 5th, 2011
7:49 am

#47 works for me. I believe in my down and dirty DAWG heart that Grantham will field one of if not the most agressive and hostile defenses in the SEC this fall. 47 sure would solidify that mission.

Grim Reaper

February 5th, 2011
8:03 am

Who will teach them how to signal in the choke sign to the opposing kicker? Find a coach who can do it amd it works, dawgs don’t need any more bad press. Hell, the 11 arrests and only 6 wins killed the mascot after one ytear, UGA can’t afford losing a mascot a year let alone 7 L’s to carry atound while recruiting so called aelf named dream teams. Get it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jasont13

February 5th, 2011
8:05 am

Pollack would be a great choice but he has been approached before about coaching and he doesn’t want to coach on a full time basis.

Kramer

February 5th, 2011
8:16 am

Preston

February 5th, 2011
8:25 am

Richt / Grantham will find the right guy for the job!

nuscrypt

February 5th, 2011
8:31 am

Yeah I’m gonna go with David Pollack as well! How awesome would it be to see him on staff coaching up guy like Mr. Ray Drew?!

ugab

February 5th, 2011
8:32 am

Garner needs to recruit. We need a DL coach that knows what is going on. It appears Richt is switching coaches around instead of hiring someone with experience. oh well same sh’t different day

Beast from the East

February 5th, 2011
8:34 am

Call Mike Singletary.

cdub dawg

February 5th, 2011
8:41 am

i will take the job

cdub dawg

February 5th, 2011
8:43 am

bobo is the best recruiter on staff besides richt we dont need garner to recruit

cdub dawg

February 5th, 2011
8:44 am

singletary would be a good linebackers coach

kydawg

February 5th, 2011
8:53 am

Singletary is already on the Vikings staff isn’t he? Besides…if he would do it…Pollack is the only one I would talk to. Give Grantham the ILB’s and let Pollack have the OLB”s. His energy alone would be a plus…and CMR would not have to worry about “four-letter serenades”.

Let #47 (in our hearts)coach the new #47!!!

#47 Lover

February 5th, 2011
9:00 am

#47 has 7mil guaranteed in the bank, day time talk show and weekend color gig, AIN’T Gonna Happen, maybe he can give pregame speeches?????

Old Coach

February 5th, 2011
9:15 am

I can promise you that half of these know nothing jerks would gripe and complain IF Richt were able to hire Pollack, which is not going to happen. I am so surprised that a sorry team like Texas and a NFL team wanted Georgia’s horrible coaches. Wake up you bitching morons and support this staff and the DOGS or simply pick another team that needs a few more experts!

SugarHillDawg

February 5th, 2011
9:25 am

Shove it Old Coach! If you know it all why have we SUCKED the past TWO years???? Blind support is dangerous in ANY thing!

Sanford on Saturday

February 5th, 2011
9:25 am

I believe this means that Grantham will coach all LBs

Bob

February 5th, 2011
9:27 am

WHY NOT POLLOCK ?????????

Elvis

February 5th, 2011
9:30 am

Re: Pollack – Great player doesn’t always mean great coach – see Singletary.

terpdawg

February 5th, 2011
9:32 am

what about tom cable for offensive line coach?

Mike

February 5th, 2011
9:38 am

My guess, Grantham goes out and gets an old Dallas buddy, Nguyen, over at Nebraska now.

frannie T mae......

February 5th, 2011
9:39 am

Why hasnt UGA hired anyone yet? I thought we had coaches lining up to come aboard on this sinking ship. UGA is in BIG BIG trouble.

Mike

February 5th, 2011
9:42 am

Jeffcoat would be a great hire too, Houston runs the 3-4, and 2 f Jeffcoat’s DEs made all conference:
http://www.uhcougars.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/jeffcoat_jim00.html

Greg

February 5th, 2011
9:43 am

Pollack? We have enough ex-players on the staff with no prior qualifications to handled the coaching job that they have. It seems clear that Grantham will be responsible for all LB’s and the new defensive coach will fill the same role as Fabris did, including special teams.

Mike

February 5th, 2011
9:45 am

Here’s another good guy, who can run the 3-4 DE’s:
http://news.steelers.com/team/coach/49264/

Knoxguy

February 5th, 2011
9:47 am

If Pollack ever had an interest in coaching now would be the time to throw his name in the hat. Get a few more years down the road and he might not look like such a good choice.

Mike

February 5th, 2011
9:48 am

Nguyen s at Texas A & M, they run the 3-4, and he and Grantham were buddies at Dallas.

Furry Camel Socks

February 5th, 2011
9:50 am

UGA is dragging its feet as usual. Struggles with inferior opponents and also in hiring good coaches.

Winston Wolfe

February 5th, 2011
9:51 am

frannie mae…..well you’re just a godam genius aren’tcha? Go put your name in the hat. I’m sure a professional with your insight could raise this “sinking ship”…………moron

Pipeline Paul

February 5th, 2011
9:52 am

UGA always Dilly Dallies around. Remember 10 to 6 ?

Mike

February 5th, 2011
9:52 am

Bob Sanders at Buffallo was Spurriers DE Coach at Florida.

Class of 73

February 5th, 2011
9:53 am

I like the upheaval going on at UGA. Any fine tuned organization needs change to keep it fresh. Richt and Todd Granthom will find what they are looking for. I am convinced that with Greg McGarity as puppetier, UGA is going NOW in the right direction.

If JJ commits today, then with a hard summer camp and continued weight pounding, UGA will be a load in 2011.

Pollack had high energy but would the kids embrace that? He is a motivator for sure. Goldberg would be a great coach too, as he is a tough customer and he could really put on the “face” of a kick a– coach.
Go Dogs

Dawg in Kentucky

February 5th, 2011
9:55 am

Hire David Pollack

Mike

February 5th, 2011
10:00 am

dawgfan

February 5th, 2011
10:04 am

Good lord people enough already with Pollack, Stinchcomb, Walker, etc. coming back to coach. First of all, they clearly have never been interested in coaching and it is never going to happen in a billion years. Second, just because they were great players does not mean they would make great coaches. Coaching and playing are two entirely different things.

Mike

February 5th, 2011
10:08 am

If all McGarity will let Richt offer is 1 yeart contracts, might have to go to High Schools.

Barkin'Dog

February 5th, 2011
10:09 am

Mike… Jim Panagos looks great. Nice call! Would love to see the Dawgs reshuffle with him on board.

FootballScoop.com named Panagos its national Defensive Line Coach of the Year in 2009 after a season in which the Knights led Conference USA in several defensive categories en route to a berth in the St. Petersburg Bowl. UCF’s 82.8 yards per game in rushing defense ranked fourth in the nation behind only Alabama, Texas and TCU, all of which played in BCS bowls.

Mike

February 5th, 2011
10:13 am

Richt hired Willie and Van Gorder, because they were hard to score on. UCF was pretty hard to run on and score on. I really like Panagos, his stats and achievements are awesome with the limited talent he has had.

hobnailboot

February 5th, 2011
10:15 am

Jeff Jeffcoat would be an outstanding hire if we could pull it off.

Mike

February 5th, 2011
10:18 am