Georgia hires FSU's John Lilly as tight ends coach

By: associated press
By: associated press

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Florida State tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator John Lilly was named today as tight ends coach at the University of Georgia.

Lilly, who has coached Seminole tight ends since 1998, worked with Georgia head coach Mark Richt when Richt was offensive coordinator at FSU. At Georgia, he replaces David Johnson, who spent seven seasons in Athens before leaving last week to coach the offensive line at West Virginia.

Lilly said he is "Eager to get to work to help in any way possible in making the Bulldogs the top college football profram in the nation."

The Beckley, W.Va., native played quarterback, wide receiver and special teams for Guilford College and was an assistant coach at Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C., from 1991-94.
He was a graduate assistant and videographer at FSU before coaching
tight ends.

In 2006, Seminole tight ends had 38 receptions, the most as a group since 1990 and second-most receptions in FSU history by the tight end position.

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