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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Searels to Texas is official, so what next?

Stacy Searels has been hired at Texas, that school's spokesman John Bianco just confirmed to me (and at least a few other outlets) in an e-mail.

"When you're in this profession, you want to coach at the highest level," Searels said in a statement released by Texas. "From afar, I had always been interested in The University of Texas because I thought it was one of the premier jobs in the country. You can win a championship, you have great leadership, great players, a great pool of talent to recruit from, and I think there's no reason you can't win and win big at Texas, and I want to be a part of that."

And so ends the Searels era at Georgia, which lasted four seasons.

Therefore, Georgia will be needing a new offensive line coach. I will now throw out a bunch of names, so that when one of them gets the job I will be able to say I had it first:

Hugh Nall, Sylvester Croom, Robbie Caldwell, Matt Luke, Brent Key, Greg Atkins, every offensive line coach in the Big East, Jimmy Williamson, Joe Schad, former Tunisian president Ben Ali, James Bond, Ricky Gervais, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Stinchcomb, Matt Stinchcomb, anybody else named Stinchcomb, Natalie Portman, D.B. Cooper, Wayne Knight, every offensive line coach in the Sun Belt, Michelle Obama.

OK seriously, the first few names there are the ones that make some sense. (And I should caution that this is not coming from anyone at Georgia.)

Nall, Croom and Caldwell probably need no introduction.

Luke is the offensive line coach/running game coordinator at Duke, and a former Mississippi player.

Key is the OL coach at Central Florida, and a former Georgia Tech player.

Adkins, now at Syracuse, is the former OL coach at Tennessee, and was an assistant coach at Georgia in the late 1990s.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Natalie Portman would be a hell of a recruiter. I hope we get her. We already know she looks good in black.

Greg said...

Honestly, it would not surprise me if Richt, after seeing how much his lines have underachieved, pushed him out the door.

Rich said...

I hope that this decision will take some time and I hope that many candidates are interviewed. I don't know if anybody named Stinchcomb can coach, but those first two that you mentioned were pretty damn good ball players. Seth, do you think that our problems in the O-line was S&C or coaching or a combination of both?

Anonymous said...

Mac McWhorter?

Paul said...

Never would have thought of Croom. I think he would be a great choice though!

BeatTech said...

I think Michelle Obama would be my first choice for recruiting purposes, and that's all I'm gonna say...recruits would probably like her. In fact, she should be recruiting coordinator. That's all I'm gonna say...again.

Anonymous said...

Searels goes to texas and they are losing top o line prospect to auburn

Anonymous said...

Croom!
Croom!
Croom!

My word verification was "forowi"

Greg said...

Well...we did just pick up Jay Rome!

Anonymous said...

"UConn Offensive Line Coach Mike Foley Shows Knack For Developing Players"

Nice headline and one that Richt needs to consider.

Muckbeast said...

This is great news. Something was wrong with Searles. He just wasn't getting it done any longer.

Now if we can just convince someone to hire away Bobo.

Andy said...

Newman!

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but Croom has never played OL (he played LB and TE) nor has he ever coached an OL...

TrboDawg said...

Good article on Mike Foley. One of the players discussed was Zach Hurd. There's also an article about him as a freshman that I found informative (with quotes from Foley)
link

Paul said...

If D.B. Cooper still has all that money maybe we can buy a nose tackle. They don't cost as much as quarterbacks do they?

Anonymous said...

How about the Ole Tenn head coach Phil Fulmer (my 31 choice--pay him the bucks and get him back in the game--the man can coach and he's a winner) or the O-Line coach at Stanford, Nebraska or the Atlanta Falcons?

Anonymous said...

I'm going to throw out some dream names:
Trickett FSU
Greatwood--Oregon
Munchak-Tenn Titans
Markuson
Nall-Auburn
McWorther-Texas

Anonymous said...

Wayne Knight attended UGA drama school, not sure he graduated though. Could make a great football catchphrase, though:
"Hello, Jerry!"
'Hello, Newman"

Anonymous said...

How bout Justin Bieber? It goes well with Bobo. Think of the possibilities...

Jack said...

Whats your thoughts on Art Kehoe? I heard he is still in coaching at the UFL now and I'm sure UGA could throw better money. Former coach of Richt at Miami, championship guy, toughness and enthusiasim could be put back into our Oline. Saw him on "The U" 30 for 30, seems to be in good spirits and energy wise, still something left in the tank.

Todd said...

What about Chuck Norris?

Todd said...

"From afar, I had always been interested in The University of Texas because I thought it was one of the premier jobs in the country. You can win a championship, you have great leadership, great players, a great pool of talent to recruit from, and I think there's no reason you can't win and win big at Texas, and I want to be a part of that."

Of course, Texas has no chance to win big now that they hired an overrated OL coach.

Anonymous said...

3 O-Line guys I really like:

Chris Klenakis – Arkansas
Bob Bostad – Wisconsin
Chris Strausser – Boise State