ATHENS — Brian Schottenheimer didn’t have much to say on Wednesday. But it was more than he’s said until now.
Schottenheimer was fired as Georgia’s offensive coordinator after one season this past December. Since then, he has accepted a job as the quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts.
On Wednesday he was back on UGA’s Woodruff Practice Fields for the first time since as the Bulldogs conducted their annual Pro Day.
“A free trip home,” Schottenheimer quipped as to why he needed to see the personnel he had just coached for the past year.
“We had a few guys down here,” he said after the three-hour workout session with 20 former Georgia players. “I was able to come down and see these guys and get some of our guys up on them.”
As for his time at Georgia, which did not go so well, Schottenheimer said he had no ill feelings. UGA still owes him the last two years of his $950,000-per-year contract. That money is prorated according to what the Colts are paying him, which is $350,000 annually.
“I’ve got nothing but love for my time here,” Schottenheimer said. “…I’m excited for Georgia; I’m excited for the Schottenheimers.”
Schottenheimer said they recently sold their house in Rowan Oak subdivision and will be moving to Indiana full time in two weeks.
As for his silence since being dismissed in mid-December, Schottenheimer just shrugged.
“I haven’t talked. I’m not going to talk,” he said. “I’m just excited about moving on. I know y’all have a job to do. I appreciate that. I’m just happy everything worked out.”