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UGA looks to ex-Miss. St. coordinator to fill coaching hole

Chris Wilson

Back in December, Georgia lost an assistant to an SEC West school.  Today, the Bulldogs have filled the hole on Mark Richt‘s coaching staff with one from that same division.

Confirming speculation, UGA announced Wednesday that Chris Wilson has been hired as the Bulldogs’ new defensive line coach.  Wilson had been at Mississippi State for three seasons, the last two as defensive coordinator, before parting ways with the other Bulldogs of the SEC.

“Chris is a tremendous teacher, outstanding recruiter, mentor and brings a wealth of knowledge in coaching the defensive line to our program,” said Richt. “He has an extensive background not only as a position coach but also as a coordinator and is a very solid fit with what we do on defense. Just as important, Chris is a great role model as a father and husband. He and his wife, Tina, are awesome people and along with their children, Colby and Caleb, will be outstanding additions to our football family.”

Wilson will replace Rodney Garner, who left after 15 years at the school for a job at Auburn.

Prior to his three years in Starkville, Wilson had spent time on staffs at, among other places, Oklahoma (2005-09) and Colorado (2000-04).

(Photo credit: Mississippi State athletics)

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