James Coley new wide receiver coach for Georgia Football

Oct 10, 2015; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher hugs Miami
Oct 10, 2015; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher hugs Miami / Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Football has a new wide receiver coach. James Coley will be the new wideout coach for the Dawgs in 2024. This will be Coley's second stint with Georgia, as he was the wideout coach for the Dawgs from 2016 to 2019 and served as the offensive coordinator in 2019. 

Coley left the Dawgs to go to Texas A&M from 2020 through 2023. Coley was set to be the wideout coach at South Carolina before joining Georgia’s staff. Coley just accepted the South Carolina in January. 

I know alot of fans are unhappy about this hire. I should clarify: fans on Twitter are upset, so put whatever stock you will in that. I was a little peeved when I saw the news on Twitter this afternoon, but we all know why Coley was re-hired: recruiting! 

Coley is known to be a great recruiter in South Florida. Coley brought players like James Cook, Tyson Campbell, and Tyrique Stevenson. He also brought in Lawrence Cager when the Dawgs badly needed a receiver. Kirby Smart has always made recruiting the priority when making coaching hires. 

Many fans still have a bad taste in their mouths from when Coley was the offensive coordinator in 2019; I still do, too. But, Smart's hires over the offseason have made it clear he has not changed his stance on recruiting; it is the lifeblood for a program to be successful. The T-Rob and Coley hires have made that very clear. So do not be surprised that the Dawgs land more South Florida guys in the coming recruiting cycles. 

The Dawgs still need to hire one more coach before spring practice starts in March. Kirby Smart has to replace Dell McGee, who left Georgia to become the head coach of Georgia State. Coley was a good hire; thankfully, Kirby did not hire him to become the offensive coordinator! But there are not many great recruiters out there; most are now on Kirby Smart’s staff at Georgia.  

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