ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Will Friend, who began his coaching career as
a graduate assistant at Georgia, is the Bulldogs' new offensive
Coach Mark Richt said Monday he has hired Friend from
Alabama-Birmingham, where he was offensive line coach under coach Neil Callaway. Friend worked with Callaway, then the Georgia
offensive line coach, as a graduate assistant in the 2003-04
Friend, a former All-Southeastern Conference player at Alabama,
coached at UAB for four years after two seasons at Gardner-Webb.
Friend replaces Stacy Searels, who last month left Georgia to
become the offensive line coach at Texas. Searels also was
Georgia's running game coordinator.
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