The Georgia Bulldogs confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon that Tracy Rocker has been hired to be the defensive line coach, beginning in the 2014 season. Rocker replaces Chris Wilson who left the school this month to take the same position with new head coach Steve Sarkisian out at USC.
Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt addressed the hire in a brief statement.
“Tracy certainly has a name familiar to all who follow SEC football,” head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “He was one of the greatest defensive players in SEC history and has become one of the country’s outstanding defensive line coaches. He’s been at several very successful programs as a player and coach and we’re fortunate to have him joining our football staff.”
Rocker has spent the past three seasons with the Tennessee Titans and former head coach Mike Munchak. He does have coaching experience in the SEC as he’s spent time with the Arkansas Razorbacks, Ole Miss Rebels and the Auburn Tigers before his brief stint in the NFL.