New Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt didn’t wait long before making his first hire on the job.
Breaking news on #UGA coaching search: Kevin Sherrer is in Athens today. Was the DC at South Alabama in 2013. spent prior 3 years at Bama
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) January 22, 2014
According to multiple outlets, UGA has snatched Kevin Sherrer, who was serving as the defensive coordinator at South Alabama, to fill a still unidentified role with the defensive staff. There are two definite openings on the staff with last season’s defensive line and linebackers coaches both leaving in the past few weeks, but with Sherrer’s background as a defensive backs coach (at least recently), the waters are a bit muddy.
Like Jeremy Pruitt, Sherrer has roots with the Alabama Crimson Tide, and he was last there working under Nick Saban from 2010-2012 before taking over the defense at South Alabama. A quick glance at South Alabama’s production under Sherrer (and a subsequent look at their university’s reaction to his departure) lends itself to liking this move quite a bit, as he seems to be quite qualified (even overqualified) for a position coaching job.
There can never be enough coaching talent on a staff, and Sherrer’s resume combines well with a previous relationship with Pruitt to suggest that it may be a home run. We will bring you more details as they arise, but for now, Bulldog Nation can welcome a new member.