Well, that didn’t last long. Five weeks after being officially named as the new Ole Miss defensive line coach, Tray Scott has left Oxford for Athens to join Kirby Smart’s Georgia staff.
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze has confirmed Scott’s decision to leave the Rebel program:
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) February 8, 2017
Neal McCready of Rebel Grove was among the first to report the news, with Football Scoop confirming the news.
Ole Miss DL coach Tray Scott has accepted the same position at Georgia, per Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze.
— Neal McCready (@NealMcCready) February 8, 2017
Scott will replace Tracy Rocker at Georgia, as Rocker was let go Wednesday. Scott coached at North Carolina last season. The Tar Heel defense ranking 35th nationally allowing opponents to score only 79.6 percent of the time in the red zone. The UNC defensive line also helped the overall defense rank in the top 50 nationally in scoring defense (24.9 ppg). UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones made All-ACC honors for the second straight season in 2016.
Tray Scott’s entire college coaching resume:
2008-10 – Arkansas Tech – graduate assistant
2010-11 – Arkansas State – graduate assistant
2012 – Ole Miss – graduate assistant
2013-14 – UT Martin – defensive line
2015-16 – North Carolina – defensive line