Georgia Reacts Quickly to Mason Snub, Names Donnan as Its Coach

Associated Press

Spurned by Kansas Coach Glen Mason, Georgia on Monday hired Jim Donnan of Marshall to become its new football coach.

Donnan had been a top contender to replace the fired Ray Goff before Georgia Athletic Director Vince Dooley hired Mason last week.

Georgia spokesman Claude Felton said a news conference would be held today to announce Donnan’s appointment.

Mason said Monday he had changed his mind and will stay with the Jayhawks, whom he led to a 51-30 victory over UCLA in the Aloha Bowl. The eight-year Kansas coach cited “personal reasons” for his decision and apologized to the University of Georgia for placing the school in an “embarrassing situation.”