Mel Tucker is finally getting a shot to be a head coach.

Georgia’s defensive coordinator has reached a deal to take over at Colorado, according to a report from Buffaloes beat writer Brian Howell, who cited anonymous sources indicating Tucker will be officially installed as coach Wednesday.

Tucker has served on Kirby Smart’s staff since following him to Georgia in 2016. The 46-year-old defensive assistant has never been a full-time head coach, though he served as interim for the Jacksonville Jaguars during the final five games of 2011.

Colorado parted ways with six-year coach Mike MacIntyre on Nov. 18. The Buffaloes, who won 10 games and the Pac-12 South title under MacIntyre in 2016, lost six straight games after starting 5-0 this season.

It will be interesting to see if any Bulldogs staffers follow Tucker to Boulder, Colorado, and who Smart targets to be his next defensive coordinator.