Fabris resigns

Three days after accepting at position at OU, Jon Fabris says he's staying at Georgia.

Newly-hired defensive coach Jon Fabris has resigned from his position at Oklahoma and will return to Georgia.

Fabris, who was officially announced as the new Sooner defensive ends coach on Tuesday, cited 'personal matters' as the reason for his decision in a news release on SoonerSports.com Friday afternoon.

"This is in no way a negative reflection on Oklahoma, Coach (Bob) Stoops or the OU football program," Fabris told SoonerSports.com. "I want to be clear about that. Everything has been handled very professionally. I just have some personal matters that need to be addressed. There is no more to it than that."

The question now is what happens with the search for Fabris' replacement? According to Stoops, Bobby Jack Wright will remain the secondary and coach co-defensive coordinator. Wright was named OU's secondary coach after being OU's defensive end coach for six seasons with the hiring of Fabris. However, Stoops says Wright will remain the secondary coach and a new defensive ends coach will be hired to replace Fabris.

To read the official release from SoonerSports.com click the link below.

Official Fabris Press Release

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