Bellotti to coach at 2005 Hula Bowl

<center>Media Release</center><br><br> WACO, TEX. -- Oregon's Mike Bellotti and Georgia's Mark Richt have been selected by the American Football Coaches Association to serve as the head coaches for the Kai and Aina squads at the 2005 Hula Bowl Maui All-Star Football Classic. Both men will be serving as head coaches at the Hula Bowl for the first time.

Bellotti is in his 10th season at Oregon and owns a career record of 97-62-2 at Oregon and Chico State. Oregon finished 8-5 in 2003 and played in the Sun Bowl. The postseason appearance was the seventh in a row for Oregon and the eighth in Bellotti's first nine years at the school. The Ducks are 1-3 so far in 2004 and travel to Washington State this weekend. The dean of active Pac-10 head coaches, Bellotti is in his first year as a member of the AFCA's Board of Trustees.

Richt is in his fourth season at Georgia and began 2004 with a three-year career record of 32-8. Georgia finished 2003 with a 11-3 record, a berth in the SEC championship game and a win in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day. Georgia is 4-0 on the season following Saturday's victory over defending national champion LSU and is currently ranked No. 3 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches'Poll.

The American Football Coaches Association is partnering with the Hula Bowl All-Star Football Classic for the ninth time in 2005. This year's game will be held Saturday, January 22, at War Memorial Stadium on the island of Maui. The 58th annual classic will be televised live nationally by ESPN and is scheduled to kickoff at 3 p.m. Hawaii Time/8 p.m. Eastern Time.

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