The Next OL Coach Search: Updated

ATHENS - Dawg Post's short list of offensive line coach candidates for the opening at Georgia.

These names are in no order and don't indicate they have had any contact with Mark Richt or any other member of the coaching staff at Georgia. This list is simply a starting point based on information Dawg Post has gathered in a short amount of time...

Dave Johnson

Offensive Line at West Virginia

Johnson left Georgia to become the offensive line coach at West Virginia after the 2007 season. He spent previous stints at Marshall and Indiana (PA) working exclusively with the offensive line or the OL and TEs before working only with the TEs in Athens.

Johnson's players were productive in Athens and have had stellar NFL careers. Johnson had four TEs drafted from Georgia - Randy McMichael, Ben Watson, Martez Milner and Leonard Pope. He coached four NFL players while at Marshall (Jimmy Cabellos, Jason Starkey, Mike Guilliams and John Wade), one at Indiana (PA) (Chris Villarrial) and two at West Virginia (Greg Isdaner and Ryan Stanchek)

Johnson has been a coach for 26 years and played as West Virginia.

Greg Adkins

Offensive Line and Recruiting Coordinator at Syracuse

Adkins has actually coached at Georgia before. He was in Athens during Jim Donnan's five years in Athens. He coached the defensive line before Rodney Garner took over there in 1997. Adkins then moved to the offensive line from 1997-2000.

After Georgia Adkins went to Troy State for two years before going to Knoxville in 2003. He left Tennessee after Phil Fulmer was dismissed after the 2008 season. He coached with Donnan at Marshall before coming to Georgia.

While at Georgia Adkins he coached Matt Stinchcomb (#18 overall pick), Chris Terry (#34 overall pick) and Jonas Jennings (#95 overall pick)

Matt Luke

Offensive Line coach at Duke

Luke attended and played at Ole Miss where he started 33 career games for the Rebels. Luke served as team captain in 1998 as Ole Miss posted a 7-5 ledger and defeated Texas Tech in the Independence Bowl, he remained at Ole Miss as a student assistant.

Luke then was the offensive line coach at Murray State in 2000-01. He returned to Oxford in 2002-05 to coach tight ends. Tennessee was Luke's next stop, where he served as recruiting coordinator while coaching the tight ends and assisting with the offensive line.

Luke is currently the offensive line coach at Duke. He took that position in January of 2008.

Robbie Caldwell

Former Vanderbilt head coach

Caldwell attended and played at Furman, where he was named team MVP in 1975. After finishing his playing career, he remained at Furman as a graduate assistant.

Caldwell served as the Paladins' offensive line coach from 1978-1985. He then moved on to N.C. State, where he coached until 2000.

Caldwell moved into the SEC in 2002, joining coach Bobby Johnson's staff at Vanderbilt. He remained the Commodores' offensive line coach until 2009, when he was named head coach upon Johnson's retirement a month before the 2010 season. Caldwell resigned after a 2-10 season.

Caldwell is being rumored as the next offensive line coach at Clemson.

Hugh Nall

Former Auburn offensive line coach

Nall played on the offensive line at Georgia from 1977-80. After a brief stint as a student assitant for the Bulldogs, Nall moved on to Georgia Southern, serving as offensive line coach from 1981-84.

Nall then worked at TCU for six seasons, working as offensive line coach., associate head coach and on the defensive line.

He made his move into the SEC in 1995 at Ole Miss, serving as offensive line coach for four seasons. He then went to Auburn in 1999, working for nearly a decade.

He is currently out of coaching and living in Albany, Ga and told the Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson earlier today:

"Nall, who now is out of the coaching business and lives in Albany, Ga., said Wednesday night he wasn't interested in getting back into coaching 'unless my boss says I need to.'"

Jeff Davidson

Hired by the Vikings on Thursday according to 1500 ESPN...

Former offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at the Carolina Panthers

Davidson attended Ohio State University from 1986-89, earning All-Big Ten honors at offensive guard as a senior.

He played in the NFL for four-plus seasons for the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints.

Davidson began his coaching career with the Saints in 1995. He's since coached for the Patriots, Browns and Panthers the past 15 years. The past four seasons, Davidson served as offensive coordinator for the Panthers.

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