Georgia Football received a bit of bad news to start the week when ESPN announced that assistant coach Shane Beamer is going to be heading to Oklahoma. There was no immediate confirmation from UGA, and Beamer could not be immediately reached for comment. He'll help with head coach Lincoln Riley's game plans and coach tight ends and H-backs. It's worth noting the Bulldogs' special teams blocked a field goal in the second overtime of OU's heartbreaking Rose Bowl loss earlier this month.
As for the tight ends coaching title, there is another potential candidate on staff: Jay Johnson, the former Minnesota offensive coordinator who spent 2017 in an advisory role on Georgia's staff.
Shane Beamer has been in coaching since 2000.
Beamer has been with the Bulldogs since Kirby Smart's first season in Athens.
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Beamer's departure makes two openings on Georgia's staff.
It is interesting, though, that Riley is using his 10th assistant on offense. To the casual observer, he is likely more famous as being the son of Virginia Tech legend Frank Beamer.
Beamer was earning $300,000 annually at Georgia.
Prior to his two-year stint at Georgia, Shane spent five years at Virginia Tech on Frank's staff, coaching the running backs and serving as an assistant head coach at his alma mater, where he was a long snapper from 1995-99.