Report: Kirby Smart adds to his staff at Georgia
Kirby Smart is a busy man.
He’s prepping for the national championship game against Clemson as the defensive coordinator for Alabama, and he’s also trying to assemble a coaching staff and recruiting class for his new gig at Georgia.
It appears as though he’s moved a little bit closer to completing his coaching staff with the Bulldogs.
According to a report from Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Smart is set to hire former Auburn staffer and Georgia Southern assistant Dell McGee as one of his offensive coaches.
Dell McGee looks to be latest addition to Kirby Smart’s staff https://t.co/oGhDJEsHvI
— AJC UGA (@ChipTowersAJC) January 3, 2016
The report does not define a role for McGee, but he was a running backs coach for Georgia Southern.
McGee served as interim coach for Georgia Southern during the Eagles’ bowl appearance this season and was expected to join the Tulane coaching staff.
But for Georgia fans, his most familiar work may have been done at the high school level in the Peach State, as Towers reports:
McGee is best known for his success as head coach at Carver High School in Columbus. He led that program deep in the playoffs for seven consecutive years — including the 2007 AAA state championship — before joining Gus Malzahn’s Auburn staff as an offensive quality control specialist in 2013.
Neither Smart nor McGee have confirmed this report on Sunday, but it has been backed by other Georgia reporters:
Can confirm report by @ChipTowersAJC that Dell McGee is coming to UGA
— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) January 3, 2016