Georgia has a new play-caller, at least for the purposes of its final game of this season.
John Lilly, who has been the team's tight ends coach for seven seasons, will call the plays in the Belk Bowl next Monday. Head coach Mark Richt told reporters of the decision upon his arrival in Charlotte on Tuesday.
As for the search for a new offensive coordinator, Richt indicated he wasn't close to a decision. He said he had received "tremendous" interest already since Mike Bobo was announced as Colorado State's next head coach.
"You have to be thinking about that," Richt said of the search for a new offensive coordinator. "But the most important thing right now is the focus on this bowl, and that's what we've been doing."
Richt is also looking for a new offensive line coach, as Will Friend was officially announced as Colorado State's offensive coordinator. But Richt said Friend will still coach for Georgia in the bowl game, against Louisville.
Richt called Friend an "outstanding line coach, obviously, a guy that works extremely well with Mike, and is extremely close with Mike. So their friendship will continue."
Bill Kiser, a correspondent for the Charlotte Observer, contributed to this report.