Fabris exits Louisville

Former Georgia defensive ends coach Jon Fabris has left his job as Louisville's defensive line coach.

Fabris was a member of Mark Richt's inaugural staff in 2001 and remained with the Bulldogs until this past December, when he was fired along with defensive coordinator Willie Martinez and linebackers coach John Jancek. The 52-year-old was hired by new Louisville coach Charlie Strong on Jan. 5.

"He's not coming back," a person close to the situation said Tuesday. "I know he's got a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old and that his mom lives near Athens, and it's my understanding that family was a part of his thinking. I know he wants to be close to his mom."

Louisville may not announce the departure of Fabris until after national signing day next Wednesday. Fabris is expected to be replaced by Clint Hurtt, who has been Miami's defensive line coach the past three seasons under Randy Shannon but no longer is listed on that staff, according to the Hurricanes' Web site.

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