Will Friend, UAB Dragons offensive line coach, is expected to take over the same position for the Georgia Bulldogs, according to a report by Dawgs 247’s Gentry Estes. Friend, whose delightful last name will always be used instead of any possible pronoun replacements, has been UAB’s offensive line coach for four seasons.
In Friend’s previous ventures, Friend was an all-SEC offensive lineman and four-year starter at Alabama. In fact, Friend was named to Alabama’s All-1990s team. After his playing days, Friend worked his way into jobs as the O-line coach at Gardner-Webb and West Alabama. Friend has also worked as graduate assistant for the Dawgs for two years, so this would be something of a homecoming for Friend.
Friend hasn’t officially been announced as Georgia’s new offensive line coach, but multiple publications are reporting Friend will take the job.
As Doug Gillett said last night, Friend’s name sounds like a Facebook option for delaying a friend request. Friend now? Right this minute? No. Will friend, though.