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Who do you think uga picked up with that private jet in Tally?


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haven't heard anything about it til now...I don't think it's too uncommon to see different universities' planes in different cities though. Last year my friend in Air Force ROTC at UGA was at the Athens airport on a training excercise and saw a UF jet and Urban Meyer stepping off of it. Don't know what he was doing here, but nothing really came of it whatever it was...

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No it was a uga plane to take a coach up to Athens.. that much we do know.. who was it? we don't know the person, but the two coaches who are up to replace david johnson is Lilly from FSU or Scelfo. Either guy would be a great pickup. John Lilly is considered one of the best recruiting coordinators in the country and if you remember Scelfo, he was huge in helping donnan with those great recruiting classes.

here is an ariticle on it:

When David Johnson's move to West Virginia becomes official, it appears Mark Richt's search will center on two coaches, including one which Georgia fans will be very familiar.

A source familiar with the situation told UGASports that former Tulane head coach and Georgia assistant Chris Scelfo along with current Florida State tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator John Lilly would be two of the favorites for the job.

Scelfo, who spent eight years as head coach at Tulane before he was fired in November of 2006, did not coach the past season. The 44-year-old Scelfo lives in Bogart, just outside of Athens.

Scelfo's wife Nancy said Tuesday that her husband was out of town and not immediately available for comment.

Scelfo's overall record was 37-57 with only one postseason bowl appearance, a 36-28 victory over Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl in 2002 following a 7-5 season. The Green Wave's only other winning season under Scelfo was in 2000, his second season, when the team went 6-5.

During his tenure at Tulane, Scelfo sent nine Green Wave players to the National Football League, including first-round draft picks Patrick Ramsey (2002) and J.P. Losman (2004).

The 2005 season was perhaps Scelfo's most difficult. Hurricane Katrina forced the team to travel throughout the season, playing 11 games in 11 different cities while compiling a 2-9 record.

Tulane, which went 4-8 Scelfo's final season in 2006, returned to the Louisiana Superdome, but played before very sparse crowds in its longtime home stadium.

Prior to coaching Tulane, Scelfo spent three years as former Georgia coach Jim Donnan's offensive line coach. Scelfo also worked with Donnan at Marshall (1990-1995) and at Oklahoma as a grad assistant in 1988 and 1989.

Tennessee is also in the mix for Scelfo.

Lilly just wrapped up his 13th year with the Seminoles, which included the 2006 campaign when his tight ends caught 38 passes, the most receptions for a group of Seminoles since 1990 and the second-most receptions in Florida State history by the tight end position.

His work as a top-flight recruiter has not gone unnoticed, either.

Four of Florida State's last six recruiting classes have been ranked in the top four in the nation under Lilly, including the 2001 class which was a near unanimous choice as the nation's top class.

West Virginia is expected to announce Johnson's hiring soon.

Johnson met with West Virginia coach Bill Stewart in Morgantown to discuss the offensive line position with the Mountaineers.

Johnson still could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but supposedly accepted the job early Monday evening.

A source familiar with the situation told UGASports that West Virginia received permission from Richt to speak with Johnson.

Johnson has been with Georgia since 2001, where he has coached the Bulldogs' tight ends since coming to Athens from Marshall where he coached from 1997-2000.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Johnson played for West Virginia where he was a four-year letterman from 1979-83.

In his seven years at Georgia, Johnson coached four tight ends - Randy McMichael, Martrez Milner, Leonard Pope, Benjamin Watson - who were taken in the NFL draft.

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g6773a (1/16/2008)
Chris Scelfo got a raw deal at Tulane! He would be an excellent addition to the UGA staff. Plus, he would give us an experienced play-caller on the staff if Mike Bobo decided to pursue another job.

I would have zero issues with Scelfo.. He already is local and he did a tremendous job the last time he was at uga.

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