Hines Ward says he’d like to coach at Georgia

In a one-on-one conversation with Channel 2 Action News, Hines said he’d consider returning to Georgia as an assistant coach.

“The bug is still there,” said Ward. “Television is great, but I've always had the coaching bug and I really don't want to coach in the NFL. If I ever got into coaching, I'd want to give back to my alma mater.”

Ward was a standout for the Bulldogs from 1994-97, earning All-SEC honors and at the time, finished his college career as the team’s second all-time receiver with 144 receptions. One of his teammates in Athens was new head coach Kirby Smart.

“As a 'head coach' for Kirby Smart that's the unknown,” said Ward. “This is his first gig as a head coach, but understanding the 'Georgia Way' and understanding where Georgia wants to be works to his advantage because he played there. But he has some huge shoes to fill.

Smart has filled out his coaching staff having named James Coley as his wide receivers coach, but should there ever be an opening, Ward wanted us to pass along a message.

"Hey Kirby Smart, if you are out there and you want a receivers coach, give me a call. It would definitely be something that's I'd have to think about."

Channel 2's Zach Klein and Anthony Amey will have full segment on Ward during Saturday’s Bulldogs GameWeek at 10 a.m.

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