The University of Georgia released on Wednesday that Brian Schottenheimer will leave the St. Louis Rams to become the next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Georgia. He will be replacing Mike Bobo who left the program on Dec. 22 for the head coach position at Colorado State.
Schottenheimer has an ample amount of experience in the NFL, serving as the quarterbacks coach for the Washington Redskins (2001) and the San Diego Chargers (2002-05). He was also the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets (2006-11) and most recently, the St. Louis Rams (2012-15). Although he has been out of the college ranks since 1999 when he was the wide receiver’s coach at Syracuse and the tight end’s coach at Southern California in 2000, he spent his collegiate career playing quarterback under Steve Spurrier at the University of Florida.
“This is a great opportunity to become a Georgia Bulldog for both my career and my family,” said Schottenheimer in a statement released by the university. “I’m thrilled to be part of an elite program with such national tradition and a great stage 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.”
Hiring a former NFL coach is a big asset to the Georgia Bulldogs and their pro-style offense. Jacob Eason, the No. 1 pro-style QB in the class of 2016, is currently committed to the Bulldogs even with the departure of Bobo. Schottenheimer’s hire will be highly appealing for current commits to stay with the Bulldogs and will only help to add other top prospects.
“I’m excited to have Brian join our coaching staff,” said head coach Mark Richt. “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.”
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