Georgia hires Ole Miss defensive line coach Tray Scott

Oct 29, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Florida Gators running back Lamical Perine (22) runs with the ball as Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Trenton Thompson (78) defends during the first half at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Neal McCready of Rebel Grove was among the first to report the news, with Football Scoop confirming the news.

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

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