Raiding the staff

According to Football Scoop, Mel Tucker wants some familiar faces to follow him to Colorado.

Jay Johnson, who was on staff the past two seasons at Georgia, is expected to join Tucker’s staff as offensive coordinator source tells FootballScoop. Johnson, who previously served as offensive coordinator at Minnesota and Louisiana Lafayette, served as an offensive analyst / quality control at Georgia.

As for his defensive coordinator, sources tell FootballScoop Tucker offered the position to Georgia outside linebackers coach Dan Lanning. Lanning strongly considered the offer; but after quite some time, we’re told he has decided to turn down the opportunity. We truly understand this was back and forth and back and forth. All indications at this time are that the deal isn’t going to happen; but stranger things have.

Hope that’s all.



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14 responses to “Raiding the staff

  1. That means McGee must be staying and likely getting another nice raise. It probably also means either Lanning or Schumann is going to be promoted to DC.


  2. stoopnagle

    That next story about Mullen dressing up a recruit’s dad to go full-wanker? That’s about the saddest “living through your kid” bit I’ve seen in awhile.

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  3. Macallanlover

    We will be lucky if that is all we lose, although I hate to see Jay Johnson leave Athens, I feel like he has played a role in improved offensive production the past two seasons. Good luck to him.


  4. Texas Dawg

    This is the price of success. Get used to it. Bama faces this regularly and does fine. So shall we.


  5. ApalachDawg

    As long as Kirby is our leader, we shall continue to march towards glory and the promise land


  6. Tony Barnfart

    We should go poach some UCF people just to ***k with them.


  7. Bright Idea

    We used to bitch because nobody was coming after our coaches so they must be sorry. Its a routine part of the business.


  8. Butler Reynolds

    The question I have is this: Did Mel take a picture of the whiteboard on his way out?

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