This al.com piece about the top up-and-coming SEC assistants under the age of 40 who aren’t already coordinators caught my eye on Twitter because the first name on the list was none other than Joe “but I decided to throw it anyway” Cox, but here’s the one that’s gonna drive some of y’all crazy:
Cortez Hankton, Georgia wide receivers coach
The son of two New Orleans police officers, the 39-year old Hankton is an ex-NFL wide receiver who joined the Georgia staff in 2018 after three seasons as the wide receivers coach at Vanderbilt (2015-17) and three as the wide receivers coach at Dartmouth (2012-14). A high-ranking NFL staff member was extremely complimentary of Hankton and said he wouldn’t be surprised to see Hankton land an offensive coordinator job in the near future.
Try to be gentle in the comments.
To be fair, I’m not ready to pass final judgment on the man based on last season. Let’s see what develops under Monken first. Besides, Hankton’s been killing it on the recruiting trail and you know what that means to his boss.