Former Georgia OL Warren Ericson to return as graduate assistant

Palmber-Thombsby:Palmer Thombs01/30/24


Former Georgia offensive lineman Warren Ericson is headed back to Athens after just one year away. A starter of 14 games at right guard for the 2021 National Championship winning Bulldogs, Ericson spent his first year out of school as a graduate assistant at Wofford. Now, he’ll be in the same role at Georgia.

Georgia recently had graduate assistant Jeremy King step away from the program to take the offensive line coach job at Western Carolina, and it makes a second straight offseason that a support staffer has taken on a full time role as an offensive line coach elsewhere. Eddie Gordon did the same thing at UAB prior to the 2023 season, joining the first year staff of Trent Dilfer in Birmingham.

In five season at Georgia, Ericson saw action in 45 career games on the interior of the offensive line. He declared for the NFL Draft after the 2022 season and was invited to rookie minicamp with the Denver Broncos after doing undrafted.

Furthermore, Ericson’s return to Athens gives Georgia another former player on staff. On the on-field staff, Kirby Smart, Mike Bobo and Bryan McClendon fit that mold. Todd Hartley is also an alum of UGA, although he did not play football. Then, in analyst and support staff roles there’s the likes of Will Muschamp, Jarvis Jones and others.

“We actually use that in our recruiting presentations. I don’t know the exact number, 26, 24, something like that. We have 26 former alumni that are working in our program in some capacity. What that illustrates is Georgia’s willingness to welcome people back,” Hartley said previously about the opportunity to work at his alma mater. “The University’s willingness to say it’s not a four-year decision, it’s a 40-year decision. I’m not just going to take care of you in your time in Athens but it does have the ability to help you find a career. It also shows recruits and parents that once you leave Athens, a lot of people want to come back to Athens. It’s a great place to raise a family. Build a career, it’s a great place to go to school. You guys know this, there is no place like this anywhere in the country. I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to coach at my alma mater. Coach Smart has afforded me that, Josh Brooks has afforded me that. I’m very thankful for that.”

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