Mel Tucker

Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Backs, Georgia Bulldogs

Mel Tucker is Georgia’s new defensive coordinator. He previously coached defensive backs at Alabama.

Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs hired Mel Tucker as their new defensive coordinator. Tucker and Smart previously worked together at Alabama.

Tucker has coached at both LSU and Alabama in the Southeastern Conference.

Tucker also has served as the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars and Ohio State Buckeyes in addition to coaching for the Cleveland Browns and Miami (Ohio).

Tucker also went 2-3 as the interim coach in Jacksonville after the Jaguars fired Jack Del Rio.

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