Former Missouri offensive coordinator Derek Dooley lands NFL job
Joe Judge is building one heck of an SEC coaching staff for the New York Giants.
The first-year New York coach that nearly landed the Mississippi State job before accepting the Giants offer is clearly being influenced by his time in the SEC as he builds his first coaching staff. After hiring SEC veterans Bret Bielema, Burton Burns and Kevin Sherrer, Judge has now added Derek Dooley to the list.
Bielema is set to coach outside linebackers, Sherrer the inside linebackers and Burns the running backs for the Giants.
Former Cleveland Browns head coach and Alabama quarterback Freddie Kitchens is also rumored to be a candidate for a position on Judge’s New York staff.
Check out a screenshot of Dooley’s official Twitter account, which lists him as a member of the Giants:
It’s unclear at this time what position Dooley will hold for the Giants but he has served various offensive staff positions in the NFL and the college ranks during his coaching career.
Tennessee fans know Dooley best as the coach that replaced Lane Kiffin following the one-year experiment back in 2009 that left the Volunteers without a coach leading up to the National Signing Period in 2010. While many Georgia fans likely know him best as legendary coach Vince Dooley’s son.