Earlier this year, former Georgia wide receiver Hines Ward made it very clear that he wanted to coach at his alma mater. On Tuesday, he reaffirmed that desire when he spoke with SEC Country and said he was very serious about giving back to the Bulldogs.
Ward, who spent 14 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, said he spoke with Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and let him know he wanted to be a part of his staff.
They didn’t work out any details, but he did let the coach know his desires.
“I’m dead serious. I want to coach at Georgia,” Ward told DawgNation. “I’ve expressed that to Kirby. I haven’t had any talk with him about what all goes into it, but I think I’ve put it out there. I’m serious. I want to give back to my alma mater.”
Ward worked with NBC as a studio analyst on “Football Night in America” following his retirement in 2012 and just recently took a job as a sports contributor with CNN and HLN.
It would be hard to say he would actually want to leave that job, but he has the credentials to get right back into the football world it if he did.
Hines Ward racked up over 4,600 all-purpose yards with 19 total touchdowns during his career with the Bulldogs from 1994-1997, where he was a teammate with Smart.
It is almost crazy to believe he wouldn’t help the team out in some way, especially in bringing recruits to Athens.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to play under a surefire Hall of Famer like Ward?
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