With its 2014 recruiting class finalized, Georgia has done the same with its defensive coaching staff.
After a couple of weeks worth of various reports, Georgia on Thursday confirmed via a press release how head coach Mark Richt will parse out his various defensive coaching assignments. The new-look staff will, of course, be headed by defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who left Florida State for the Bulldogs last month. As expected, Pruitt will also be in charge of the Bulldogs’ secondary.
UGA also confirmed that Mike Ekeler, who spent 2013 as USC’s linebackers coach and was first connected to UGA last week, has been hired and will serve as inside linebackers coach.
“I was extremely impressed with his knowledge and energy during the interview process,” Richt said of Ekeler. “He was highly recommended by many coaches and administrators with whom I talked and we’re very excited that he’ll be joining our staff.”
The hiring of Kevin Sherrer had previously been reported even as his title wasn’t. Sherrer will officially be in charge of “Sam Linebacker and the Star position or nickel back.” Tracy Rocker, whose hiring was announced last week, will coach the defensive line.