ATLANTA — Defensive coordinator Willie Martinez and two other Georgia assistants fired by coach Mark Richt this week have declined the invitation to coach in the Bulldogs’ bowl game.
Coach Mark Richt says Martinez, defensive ends coach Jon Fabris and linebackers coach John Jancek decided they will not remain with the team for a bowl game. Georgia expects to land a bowl invitation on Sunday, possibly to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.
Richt says the three are “outstanding men and outstanding coaches.”
Richt says he will work with defensive line coach Rodney Garner and graduate assistants Todd Hartley and Mitch Doolittle in preparing the defense for the bowl game.
The three coaches were told on Wednesday they would not return in 2010.