While hunting for any news about the Georgia Bulldogs vacant defensive coordinator position today, I stumbled across an interesting rumor on SBNation’s Kentucky website, ASeaOfBlue.com. According to Chris Fisher of 247Sports.com, Kentucky secondary coach Derrick Ansley is one of the front runners for the Georgia position.
After reading a bit of the Sea of Blue post, I thought Ansley could be a pretty good fit for the Bulldogs:
His departure would also be a blow to recruiting as he is Kentucky’s point man in Georgia, and is at least responsible for the recruitment of 2014 commit Jared Tucker and 2015 commit Montrel Custis. His departure could see Kentucky lose either or both of these prospects. It continues to be imperative for Kentucky to sign talent in the South and Ansley is an important part of that effort.
Obviously it would be nice to have a recruiter known for procuring talent from the Georgia area–especially now that defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is signing on with Louisville–but there were reports that this move was doubtful.
Kentucky beat writer Kyle Tucker tweeted today people within the program didn’t expect Ansley to leave UK:
Checked in with a couple people close to the UK football program. They don’t think CB coach Derrick Ansley is leaving for UGA.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) January 13, 2014
This would be a solid hire for Georgia in my opinion, but Mark Richt will probably want to get a defensive coordinator under his belt before he starts hiring any more defensive coaches.