Richt has no plans to demote defensive coordinator

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt insists his longtime
friendship with Willie Martinez hasn't clouded his ability to
assess the job performance of the Bulldogs' embattled defensive

Last week's 45-19 loss at Tennessee marked the eighth time in 15
games that Georgia has allowed 37 or more points. Richt says he has
no immediate plans to demote Martinez.

Richt told The Associated Press Tuesday that "whether a guy is
your friend or not, they have taken on a certain responsibility ...
where they know they can be criticized and they know they've got to
do their job regardless of who the boss is."

Entering this weekend's game at Vanderbilt, the Bulldogs rank
last in the Southeastern Conference allowing an average of 30.7