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Trion Native Stacy Searels named Top 5 Offensive Line Coach

Helped reigning national champions to a 13-0 (8-0 SEC) record and consensus No. 1 team ranking in the national polls.

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University of Georgia’s Stacy Searels has been named in the top five Offensive Line Coaches. Searels was selected as the #2 Offensive Line Coach in the nation and was a finalist for the Joe Moore Award, presented to college football’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit.

A 30-year coaching veteran, Searels has produced 25 NFL offensive linemen, including 11 NFL Draft picks.

He tutored the offensive line at Appalachian St. (1994-2000), Cincinnati (2001-02), LSU (2003-06) and Georgia (2007-10) before spending three years with Coach Mack Brown at Texas (2011-13), including one season as the Longhorns’ assistant head coach.  Searels spent five seasons in the ACC before coming to Carolina, coaching the offensive line at Virginia Tech (2014-15) and Miami (2016-18).

After four seasons playing professionally, Searels started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Auburn, his alma mater, in 1992.

A native of Trion, Ga., Searels graduated from Trion High School and from Auburn University.

Georgia (13-0)

  • Georgia’s O-line unit has only allowed seven sacks this year. That leads the SEC and is tied for second nationally.

  • Behind the protection of the O-line, the Bulldogs are averaging 39.2 points/game and 207 yards per game rushing during Georgia’s 13-0 season.

  • Helped reigning national champions to a 13-0 (8-0 SEC) record and consensus No. 1 team ranking in the national polls.

  • Georgia is tied for third nationally with 37 Rushing TDs.

  • Bulldogs lead the country in Red Zone Offense, scoring 97.2 percent of the time and are tied for third with the nation’s third most rushing TDs (30) in Red Zone.

  • Georgia ranks 7th nationally in Total Offense (491.9 ypg) and 11th nationally in Scoring Offense (39.2 ppg).

  • Georgia has been sacked just seven times in 13 games this season (tied for 2rd nationally at 0.54 sack/game).

  • Paved the way for 255 yards (5.8 yards per carry) and 2 touchdowns in a 50-30 win over LSU in the SEC Championship Game.

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