Garner will remain on Georgia's staff

Veteran Georgia assistant Rodney Garner will remain on the Bulldogs' defensive staff under new coordinator Todd Grantham and will coach nose tackles and defensive ends.

Garner has been with the Bulldogs for 12 seasons. But with Georgia coach Mark Richt wiping out the rest of his defensive staff and bringing in Grantham to head up the defense, there was some question as to whether Garner would be retained.

Ultimately, it was a no-brainer for Grantham. Not only is Garner one of the top handful of recruiters in the SEC (and he's proven it over time), but he's done a fabulous job of developing defensive linemen at Georgia.

He's coached four first-round draft picks at Georgia -- Richard Seymour, Marcus Stroud, Johnathan Sullivan and Charles Grant.

Grantham has yet to coach in his first big ballgame at Georgia. But he's already 1-0 when it comes to making the right calls about his staff.