(FootballStL) - In a shocking development, Rams' offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has decided to leave the NFL and has been announced as the offensive coordinator of the Gerogia Bulldogs, according to the Univeristy of Georgia.
The Rams' offense averaged 20.2 points per game under Schottenheimer after inheriting a program coming off the worst five-season stretch in the history of the NFL.
Schottenheimer's named had been rumored with the Georgia job by Bleacher Report and ESPN, but the merit of those rumors were unknown, especially after Coach Jeff Fischer announced last week that he expected no coaching changes in the offseason.
The University of Georgia lost offensive coordinator Mike Bobo in late December when he departed to take the head coaching position at Colorado State.
Schottenheimer has experience in the college ranks. He spent the 1999 season as Syracuse's wide receivers coach and coached tight ends at USC in 2000, before becoming an assistant for the San Diego Chargers under his father, Marty Schottenheimer.
According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Rams' GM Les Snead confirmed the move Wednesday afternoon.
GM Les Snead confirms that Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has left the Rams to become offensive coordinator at Georgia.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) January 7, 2015