UGA assistant Searels talking to Auburn

Athens — Auburn is pursuing Georgia’s highly regarded offensive line coach, Stacy Searels, for a possible position on new coach Gene Chizik’s staff.

“They’re talking to him,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said Friday. “So we’ll see [what happens].”
Searels, in his second season on Georgia’s staff after four years as LSU’s offensive line coach, has deep ties to Auburn.
He played for the Tigers under coach Pat Dye from 1984-87, earning All-American honors as an offensive lineman in his senior season. He has undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Auburn.
Searels, 43, has been often praised by Richt and others for his work with Georgia’s young, injury-depleted line this season.

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12/19/08