It may not be official yet, but there are enough outlets reporting on Georgia bringing MSU’s former defensive coordinator/d-line coach Chris Wilson on board to replace Rodney Garner that I’ll take it as real. I confess that I don’t know a lot about Wilson, but he does have plenty of experience coaching defensive linemen (three years at MSU and five years at Oklahoma). Beyond that? Well…
- From Wilson’s end, this was abrupt. He was stripped of playcalling duties in the bowl game and demoted yesterday. I’ve got no idea whether it was deserved or whether Mullen needed a scapegoat, but either way, it looks like Wilson couldn’t get out of Starkville fast enough.
- The MSU fan base seems to have more regrets about losing Wilson the recruiter than Wilson the coordinator.
- It’s a different kind of hire than Grantham’s last two, in that Wilson comes in with some recruiting chops to go along with his coaching experience. Is that a bonus, or was Grantham more focused on the recruiting hole Garner left than he had been before?
- “Wilson was special teams coordinator for the Sooners from 2007-09.” Interesting. Will that impact Richt’s plan to take a more direct role in coaching special teams this season?