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Finished the drill.

Tracy Rocker tells Chip Towers he’s chilling in a good place, really.

I talked to Tracy Rocker on Friday. He didn’t have much to say.

“What are you up to?” I asked.

“Nothing,” Rocker said.

“You OK?”

“Everything’s good.”

“Well, can you tell me, did you leave Georgia on your own or were you dismissed?”

Here he sort of chuckled. “Everybody’s in a happy place,” he said.

“Do you have another job set up or are you taking some time off for a while?” I asked.

“You’ll know. Everything’s in a good place.”

Here Rocker ended the interview by saying “I’ve gotta run. Thanks for reaching out.”

Click.

Zen for the win, baby.

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Leave my Rocker alone.

Before I get all worked up about any Tracy-Rocker-to-Alabama rumors, someone is first going to have to come up with a credible explanation as to why a man who said this a few months ago…

“When you play a game like this and you have — I’ll call it — a bit of a mutiny; well, it IS mutiny — it’s important that you bring the kids together, and I thought it was important we did that,” Rocker said in a concourse beneath EverBank Field. “Those kids, we kept them together, and that’s what B-Mac (Bryan McClendon) did a great job with. Everybody focused and everybody stayed the course.”

… is ready to go coach for Jeremy Pruitt.

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Don’t make him come after you, now.

So Kevin Sherrer used a lengthy day of fishing to build a bond with Tyler Clark, who is a member of this year’s recruiting class.  The other Georgia coach who was involved with Clark’s recruiting was Tracy Rocker, but Rocker doesn’t fish.

Clark would end up committing to Georgia, and is due to join the team in June. He had two main recruiters at Georgia: Sherrer and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker, the lone two assistants who were retained by new head coach Kirby Smart.

While Sherrer got to spend time in the great outdoors on his visit, Rocker chose not to, according to Clark.

“Coach Rocker, he doesn’t fish,” Clark said. “Coach Rocker likes to stay fresh. He likes to stay clean.”

Funny, I figured the way Rocker fishes would be to stand up in the boat and tell the fish they’d better get their asses in the net or else.  How dirty can you get doing that?

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“We let ’em in free, so y’all gotta pay for it.”

This is every bit as good as you might expect.

I’d pay good money to hear Rocker mic’d up on the next day of practice after Rochester’s arrest, though.

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I’ll never look at a leaf the same way again.

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When Tracy Rocker tells you to do something, you’d better do it.

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The last person I thought would ever make a soap opera reference?

Tracy Rocker.

Tracy Rocker couldn’t help but let out a scoffing laugh when asked if he was ready to name his top three or four defensive linemen for the coming season.

“Starters? Nah, man,” the Bulldogs’ second-year coach said. “I’m just trying to get them ready for practice.”

Of course, that’s somewhat exaggerated. After three scrimmages and a month’s worth of practices, Rocker has a good idea who is going to be taking snaps when Georgia tees it up against Louisiana-Monroe in a week. He just can’t be how sure they’ll perform.

“We’ve got four seniors there,” he said in reference to Sterling Bailey, Josh Dawson, James DeLoach and Chris Mayes. “So we hoping those guys can be solid for us there and hope a guy like John Atkins can come on for us and be a solid contributor there. After that, it’s just the young and the restless behind them. So we’re just hoping the old ones keep getting better and John Atkins and the young ones keep improving.”

Stay tuned, I guess.

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“(We’re) more mean.”

Jordan Jenkins says the defense is playing with more of an edge this season because it reflects the demeanor of the defensive coaching staff (“They’re all nasty”).  In particular,

“Nobody’s going to mess with Coach Rocker. At the end of the day when Coach Rocker’s out there, even now, nobody’s going to mess with Rocker…”

(Photo by John Kelley/UGA Sports Communications)

Gee, I can’t imagine where he got that impression from.

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