Former Georgia DB interviewed for assistant coaching vacancy on Kirby Smart's staff
With a spot open on the Georgia coaching staff, Kirby Smart is apparently considering bringing a former Bulldog back to Athens.
“I’m a Georgia boy, was born in Columbus and had a great opportunity to go play at my state school,” Ford told Weiszer. “So of course I’d be interested in coaching at my state school. That’s where I played. That’s my alma mater. To get an opportunity to coach at it, it would be a dream come true.”
Ford, who played at UGA from 1994-98, founded the iDareU training academy in Atlanta for athletes seeking to get college scholarships in 2006.
Weiszer’s article notes that former Georgia linebackers Davin Bellamy and Natrez Patrick and current defensive backs Chris Smith and William Poole went through the iDareU program. Incoming UGA freshman defensive back David Daniel also trained with iDareU. Current NFL and former Alabama defensive backs Minkah Fitzpatrick and Marlon Humphrey are also iDareU alumni.
The iDareU website boasts that “Ford is known by many as a ‘DB GURU’ and has earned the reputation of an outstanding tactician, organizer, motivator, and leader.”
Ford was a defensive backs assistant in the NFL with Washington (2017) and Cleveland (2019) as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship.
Charlton Warren was Georgia’s defensive backs coach for the 2019 and ’20 seasons. He left recently to become the defensive coordinator at Indiana.