Georgia hires former NFL O-coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to same post


ATHENS, Ga. — Former St. Louis Rams and New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is moving back to the college ranks to direct Georgia’s offense.

Georgia coach Mark Richt announced Wednesday that Schottenheimer also will coach the Bulldogs’ quarterbacks.

The 41-year-old Schottenheimer was the Rams’ offensive coordinator the past three seasons after heading the Jets’ offense from 2006-11. He previously served as quarterbacks coach for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins.

Before moving to the NFL, Schottenheimer was an assistant coach with Southern Cal and Syracuse. He coached for his father, Marty Schottenheimer, with the Redskins and Chiefs.

Richt says Schottenheimer’s NFL experience will be a “perfect fit” for Georgia’s pro-style offense.

Schottenheimer replaces Mike Bobo, who last month was hired as the Colorado State coach.

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