published Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Georgia Bulldogs confirm hiring of Tracy Rocker

Georgia on Tuesday announced the hiring of Tracy Rocker as defensive line coach.

Rocker has spent the past three seasons as defensive line coach of the Tennessee Titans. He had the same job at Auburn in 2010, when the Tigers won the national championship.

"Tracy certainly has a name familiar to all who follow SEC football," Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said in a release. "He was one of the greatest defensive players in SEC history and has become one of the country's outstanding defensive line coaches. He's been at several very successful programs as a player and coach, and we're fortunate to have him joining our football staff."

Rocker was an All-America defensive tackle at Auburn, winning the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award in 1988, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004. He has coached in the SEC in Arkansas and Ole Miss as well.

As an Auburn assistant, he oversaw the development of Nick Fairley, who won the Lombardi in 2010.

Contact David Paschall at or 423-757-6524.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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