Saturday, January 5, 2013

Official, unofficial new defensive line coach

It can't be official until Tuesday when the job posting officially closes, but we have upgraded MSU's new defensive coordinator as our new defensive line coach.
Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham wasted little time in hiring a new defensive line coach once the Bulldogs' season ended with Tuesday's 45-31 victory over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. 

DawgNation has learned that on Friday night, Mississippi State defensive line coach Chris Wilson accepted the same position at Georgia, replacing long-time coach Rodney Garner, who took a position with Auburn on Dec. 20. 

Wilson, who served as co-defensive coordinator at Mississippi State in 2010 and defensive coordinator in 2011, was the Bulldogs' primary defensive play-caller the last two seasons, seasons in which MSU has ranked 16th and 28th in scoring defense. In 2011, the Bulldogs were 15th in the country in rushing defense and 17th in tackles for loss. 
Plus, he has special teams experience y'all!


AthensHomerDawg said...

Welcome aboard Coach Wilson. After a little research on CCW I found these links a little curious. I certainly don't want to come across as an Eeyore Hijo here. We've had some questions per our DL especially against the run. I hope he is the answer and we didn't get in a rush. Go Dawgs! Looks like Collins got the go ahead for the DC duties for the bowl game

This makes it look like maybe CCW got a demotion? Promotion,demotion, departure......

It is what it is. Do we ever really know for sure what goes on behind the scenes? Let's get behind our new coach!

David said...

Great hire. When he was at Oklahoma they were Top 10 against the run where he coached DE and special teams. Miss. State also had some success against the run. I know he was demoted as the defensive play caller but we didn't hire him to call plays.