Major news: Georgia has named Brian Schottenheimer as its offensive coordinator. More coming.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) January 7, 2015
Brian Schottenheimer leaves the St. Louis Rams, where he was offensive coordinator. He will be Georgia's OC and QB coach.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) January 7, 2015
Updated at 2:20pm:
Schottenheimer will take over for Mike Bobo who had served on Marc Richt's staff at UGA since 2001. Bobo was the QB coach for six years and offensive coordinator/QB coach since 2007. He announced just prior to Christmas he would be leaving to take the head coaching job at Colorado St. Schottenheimer will fill the vacancy.
In a statement, Schottenheimer said:
This is a great opportunity to become a Georgia Bulldog for both my career and my family," Schottenheimer said in a statement. "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's only experience related to SEC football was the three year span from 1994 to 1996 during which he played backup QB at the University of Florida for now South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier.