Chad Dollar, 49, worked at Auburn and LSU before coming to Georgia to join Crean’s staff three years ago. His loss means the Bulldogs no longer have a coach on staff with state ties. Look for that to be a priority as Crean seeks a replacement.
Meanwhile, Georgia finds itself in the throes of yet another rebuild heading into Crean’s fourth season. The Bulldogs have had five players from the 2020-21 team enter the transfer portal, including starters Sahvir Wheeler, Toumani Camara and Tye Fagan. So far, Georgia has replaced them with four transfers (and the Bulldogs have three signees so far in the 2021 recruiting class in 3-star prospects Tyrone Baker, Camron McDowell and Christian Wright.