Georgia hires Brian Schottenheimer as new offensive coordinator

Jeff Roberson

News broke just shortly after 2 pm eastern that Georgia has indeed found its replacement for former offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo. His name is Brian Schottenheimer and he joins the program after spending the last 14 seasons coaching in the NFL.

Yes, he is the son of legendary coach Marty Schottenheimer and coached with his father during stops with the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers. He has spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams.

“This is a great opportunity to become a Georgia Bulldog for both my career and my family,” Schottenheimer said in a statement released by UGA.  “I’m thrilled to be part of an elite program with such national tradition and a great staff already in place.  I look forward to working with young men and being a positive and significant influence on their lives as we develop them athletically, academically, and socially.”

Schottenheimer previously had experience coaching on the college level back in the 1999 and 2000 seasons, spending one year a piece at Syracuse as their wide receivers coach and then at Southern California as the Trojans tight ends coach.

Mark Richt also added his comments about Schottenheimer coming aboard his staff through the UGA Sports Communications Department.

“I’m excited to have Brian join our coaching staff,” Richt said. “His NFL experience will be a perfect fit for how we like to play offensive football here at Georgia.  He’ll be excellent in developing our players in both the running and passing games which will benefit them while they are at Georgia and for their future.”

In addition to his NFL coaching days with his father in three different organizations, Schottenheimer also spent five seasons as the New York Jets offensive coordinator under head coaches Eric Mangini and Rex Ryan. He was with the organization from 2006 to 2011.

Schottenheimer has also worked with some very impressive names at the quarterback position during his time in coaching. Some of those names include Brett Favre, Drew Brees, Phillip Rivers.

The hiring of Schottenheimer still leaves the opening for an offensive line coach on Mark Richt’s staff. So far, there’s no word on who could be in line for that position.

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