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Stricklin introduced as UGA baseball coach

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ATHENS, Ga. -

New University of Georgia head baseball coach Scott Stricklin was officially introduced Wednesday in Athens.

Stricklin ended his nine-year career at Kent State to come to Georgia, and told UGA athletics director Greg McGarity the Bulldogs' job was the one in the country that could make him leave the Golden Flashes.

"The University of Georgia sells itself," Stricklin said. "This state bleeds red and black, and we are going to bleed red and black. We are going to build this baseball program into the national power it deserves and needs to be."

Stricklin also said he spoke with former Georgia coach Dave Perno, who gave the man who took his job his full support. Perno said he would be a Bulldog for life.

The new coach took that support and hit the ground running in Athens.

"We are going to recruit the state of Georgia as hard as you can recruit it," he said. "We've already been at work. I got here Monday night, and we had one of the most productive days we've ever had [Tuesday] going around the state of Georgia.

"We're going to make Georgia Nation proud, and we are going to make this baseball team into a national contender."

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