Daily Archive for December 27th, 2008

Former AU player chooses UGA

Offensive line coach Stacy Searels informed Georgia coach Mark Richt Friday that he is going to stay with the Bulldogs.Searels interviewed for the position of offensive line coach with the Tigers earlier this week before informing new coach Gene Chizik that he is remaining with the Bulldogs.

“From what he’s told me, he plans on staying at Georgia,” Richt said. “We’re excited about it. For us to keep him is big for Georgia.”

Monday, UGA athletic director Damon Evans indicated that he and Richt had spoken about a raise for the ultra-successful line coach.

Apparently that will be the case.

A UGA Athletic Association source later confirmed to UGASports that Searels, along with the rest of Georgia’s assistants, will receive raises.

The news coincides with what athletic director Damon Evans told UGASports Monday night.

“That’s something that Mark (Richt) and I have discussed,” Evans said. “Exactly what that is, I’m not at liberty to discuss.”

Searels’ current salary with Georgia stands at $235,400 per year, which ranks him fourth among Bulldog assistant football coaches.