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Georgia hires Miss. State's Wilson as DL coach

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Mississippi State defensive coordinator Chris Wilson has been named the defensive line coach at Georgia.

Coach Mark Richt made the announcement Wednesday.

Georgia hired Wilson to replace longtime assistant Rodney Garner, who took a job at Auburn, his alma mater. Wilson arrived at Mississippi State in 2010 as the co-defensive coordinator and line coach, then took over as the sole coordinator the last two seasons.

"Chris is a tremendous teacher, outstanding recruiter, mentor and brings a wealth of knowledge in coaching the defensive line to our program," said Richt. "He has an extensive background not only as a position coach but also as a coordinator and is a very solid fit with what we do on defense."

The 44-year-old Wilson also has coached at Oklahoma and Colorado.

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