ATHENS - Three University of Georgia assistant football coaches whose contracts will not be renewed have declined the opportunity to coach in the Bulldogs' bowl game.
Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willie Martinez, defensive ends coach Jon Fabris, and defensive co-coordinator and linebackers coach John Jancek were offered the opportunity to coach through the bowl game but have declined according to head coach Mark Richt.
"Despite the situation, Willie, John, and Jon are all outstanding men and outstanding coaches," said Richt. "They have all accomplished some great things during their tenures at Georgia. Willie and Jon (Fabris) were part of all three of our SEC Eastern division titles and two SEC championships. John (Jancek) was part of our 2005 SEC title. I cannot wish them anything but the very best."
Richt said that he will work along with defensive line coach Rodney Garner, and graduate assistants Todd Hartley and Mitch Doolittle in preparing the defense for the bowl game.