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Georgia reportedly hires Donte Williams as defensive backs coach

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edited December 2023 in Article commenting
imageGeorgia reportedly hires Donte Williams as defensive backs coach

Georgia has found its replacement for Fran Brown, as Donte Williams is expected to be hired as the new defensive backs coach for Georgia.

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  • E_RocE_Roc Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Hmm. I admittedly don't know anything about this guy. Here's hoping he's a talented coach looking to get out of a bad situation. Considering Smart's general aptitude, it seems like a real possibility.

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    USC Defensive Backfield? Really? Hmmm....must have something to do with recruiting the West Coast...not so much "coaching". Besides...UGA already has 3 of the best DB coaches in the Nation.

    Kirby's got a strategy. I love it!

  • RomeDawg288RomeDawg288 Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Reportedly a very good recruiter according to Dawgs HQ.

  • GtheGreekGtheGreek Posts: 877 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Great recruiter and a good coach......working for Lincoln Riley, I don't care if you're Gordon Ramsey, you can't make Lobster Thermidor with crawdads so coming to Georgia.....where Defense is always spelled with a capital D, Coach Williams will shine!

  • UGA66UGA66 Posts: 4,111 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Lateral move for Donte. Kirby is after a recruiter. Brown was an excellent recruiter. Makes sense to me. I suspect mucho dinero involved as well.

  • CrushmoreCrushmore Posts: 29 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Cali? I'd rather have someone that can win in Metro Atlanta!! There's no reason for the best recruits in this state to leave and play elsewhere.

  • SnakeScott13SnakeScott13 Posts: 86 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I thought Belk was the big fish ?

  • DawgBonesDawgBones Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Just wanted to let you know there are many of us old Dawgs that appreciate your inciteful west coast perspective.

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I was thinking the same thing.@wpony714 . Well said...and kind of informative. I didn't know what the "Fan Perspective" vs "Football Reality", might have been.

    Sounds like Kirby landed another good one, though. From most of what I've seen and heard. I still think his "main thing"...is gonna be recruiting & team connection. Maybe he blossums into something more. Kirby seems to have a knack for seeing DNA strands, others miss.

  • DawgBonesDawgBones Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • wpony714wpony714 Posts: 356 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    True. Jermaine was a definite miss though.

    I won't be surprised if USC CB Domani Jackson hits the portal. He's had perhaps the tightest connection with Donte.

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,660 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited December 2023

    Recruiting is king. Well, after NIL. A recruiter has to get their attention and be able to hold it before recruiting gets serious. Donte Williams seems to have that skill. There may not have been anyone better and/or closer that CKS identified or could sign. I wondered about Corey Raymond. He was known as recruiter extraordinaire at LSU and recruited well at FU. But he seemed to wash out at FU pretty quickly. On the surface this is about as good a hire as could be expected.

    With you on being able to recruit LA better than ATL not making a lot of sense. Hopefully he will be able to recruit Gwinnett, Cobb, Dekalb and Fulton better. It would be hard not to. The bar has been set pretty low there.

  • JBMDawg46JBMDawg46 Posts: 314 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Having to trust Kirby on this. USC pass D was atrociously bad. Looks like a recruiting move.

  • ugambaugamba Posts: 5 ✭ Freshman

    Head scratcher....USC has a terrible defense and he's not one of the top 25 recruiters per 247.

  • wpony714wpony714 Posts: 356 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Scheme and Grinch were more the issue. Grinch made personnel decisions and the entire defense, including the position coaches, were an unhappy group. Did Bear Alexander look like he improved or regressed? With his abilities, and the coaching he did have at UGA, he should have flashed and dominated from day 1. Instead, it took him more than half the season to show up and look like he knew what he was doing.

    Donte is the epitome of a blue-collar coach. He didn't fall forward or wake up on 3rd base. He builds great relationships with players, with the media, with high school coaches. He was not set up to be successful....period. Helton, Grinch, Riley. I wouldn't wish that trio on ANY staff member.

    Time will tell but give the man a chance with all that UGA has to offer, and under Kirby's tutelage, and he might develop quite nicely. His innate skills in recruiting can't really be taught so that's a win right out the box.

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If he's already a good recruiter "before" he arrives in Athens....imagine what he might accomplish under Kirby's tutelage.

    UGA has one of the largest, most comprehensive, meticulous...and successful "Recruiting and Player Evaluation & Development" departments in the Country.

    How can he NOT get better?...whether he ever becomes the best or not. Look at all the great recruiters at UGA, now.

    I have no doubt..."Recruiting" is a competition among UGA's very competitive Coaches. They're great at it...cause, they make it fun and enjoy their jobs. A formula for success, in any skillset or profession....IMO.

  • wpony714wpony714 Posts: 356 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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