The Sherrer hire is made official, which was expected. But he hasn’t been assigned a specific slot on the staff, which wasn’t.
Georgia confirmed in a release Friday that Kevin Sherrer, who was South Alabama’s defensive coordinator last season, will join the Bulldogs’ coaching staff as a defensive assistant.
The position Sherrer will be responsible for wasn’t included on the release. Sources have said Sherrer is most likely to coach linebackers, but that could change depending on two other hires the program will be making.
Jeremy Pruitt is one flexible dude and I guess Sherrer may turn out to be the Swiss Army Knife of the staff. In any event, it sounds like Richt is keeping his powder dry for the best possible hire for the remaining two defensive coaching positions. (Chip Towers speculates that Georgia could be doing this to keep open the option of hiring a dedicated special teams coach, but I doubt it. Although if there’s a position coach out there with special teams expertise, I’m sure that would be seen as a major plus.)
Georgia’s certainly gone about its business this time in a different way than before.