McClendon named Georgia interim coach for bowl game

Former Georgia coach Mark Richt will not coach the Bulldogs in their bowl game as originally planned.

Georgia says assistant head coach Bryan McClendon will serve as interim head coach in the bowl game. McClendon is the team’s wide receivers coach.

Georgia says it was informed by Richt on Thursday he will not stay with the team for its bowl game. Miami will introduce its new coach on Friday; Richt has reached an agreement to coach the Hurricanes.

With McClendon taking the interim head coach role, Georgia says offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and other assistants will retain their current responsibilities.

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity says having McClendon take the administrative duties of head coach will be the “least disruptive option” for the players and coaches.

Author: the associated press
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