Does Kirby Smart Have His Man for Defensive Coordinator … Mel Tucker

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Does Kirby Smart Have His Man for Defensive Coordinator … Mel Tucker


Coach Mel Tucker

Coach Mel Tucker

Alabama’s Defensive Backs Coach Mel Tucker is set to be announced as Georgia’s new Defensive Coordinator per reports.

New head football Coach Kirby Smart has been putting together his staff since he was hired by Georgia back in early December, and Mel Tucker appears to be the latest addition to the Bulldogs staff. In addition to Mel Tucker, Georgia’s defensive staff will include Defensive Line Coach Tracy Rocker, Linebackers Coach Kevin Sherrer, and Defensive Assistant Glen Schumann.

Tucker would join the rest of Georgia’s staff in Athens after Alabama’s College Football National Championship Game with Clemson.

The 43 year old coach from Cleveland, Ohio has only been at Alabama for 1 year but has over 18 years of coaching experience.



1997–1998     Michigan State – graduate assistant
1999-2000     Miami (Ohio) – defensive backs
2000-2001     LSU – defensive backs
2001–2004     Ohio State – defensive backs
2004-2005     Ohio State – co-defensive coordinator
2005–2008     Cleveland Browns – defensive backs
2008-2009     Cleveland Browns – defensive coordinator
2009–2011     Jacksonville Jaguars – defensive coordinator
2011-2012     Jacksonville Jaguars – interim head coach
2012-2013       Jacksonville Jaguars – assistant. head coach and defensive coordinator
2013–2014     Chicago Bears – defensive coordinator
2015 –    Alabama – defensive backs

Stay tuned for further updates regarding this UGA football news.


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