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Blog: About the UGA offensive line coach opening

There was plenty of scuttlebutt Thursday about a name floated for Georgia’s vacant offensive line job.

The name: Ralph Friedgen, the former Maryland head coach and Georgia Tech offensive coordinator who was forced out last month despite being named ACC Coach of the Year.

I called his agent late Thursday afternoon to check into whether Friedgen had talked to Georgia about becoming the offensive line coach/running game coordinator.

“I don’t think there’s any truth to that,” Jack Reale said.

Reale has represented Friedgen for 12 years.

So there didn’t seem to be much there.

Another day, another rumor that didn’t seem to have legs.

Except it lives on the Internet and blogs.

Georgia coach Mark Richt has not addressed the offensive line opening created when Stacy Searels left for Texas.

Reale said Friedgen wants to coach again, but he’s declined opportunities to become a coordinator.

He said Friedgen is moving back to Georgia. He has a home at Reynolds Plantation. Reale said Friedgen and Richt know each other, but he had not heard that they had spoken.

“I would simply say that that’s pure message board stuff,” Reale said. “I have no idea where that kind of thing came from or from whom, but there’s no basis in fact.”

Reale said he last talked to Friedgen about a week ago, but that Friedgen hadn’t called him to discuss Georgia.

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