Dell McGee has received the added title of assistant head coach entering his third season as running backs coach of the Georgia Bulldogs.
McGee has packed a lot into his first two years in Athens, as the former Auburn and Arizona Cardinals defensive back helped develop Nick Chubb and Sony Michel into the most productive tailback tandem in Southeastern Conference history. Chubb and Michel were halfway through their college careers when McGee was hired in January 2016, but each went over 1,000 rushing yards last season as the Bulldogs won their first SEC title in 12 years and reached the championship game of college football's four-team playoff.
Chubb amassed more than 4,000 rushing yards and Michel more than 3,000 during their four seasons, something no other SEC tandem can boast.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, McGee also helped Georgia land the nation's No. 1 recruiting class for the 2018 cycle. He was named the national recruiter of the year by Rivals.com.
Since McGee's hiring, Georgia has signed three running backs ranked among the top five nationally: D'Andre Swift in the 2017 class and Zamir White and James Cook in the 2018 class.
McGee received a raise earlier this year, with his annually salary vaulting from $350,000 to $550,000. He came to Georgia from Georgia Southern, where he coached running backs during the 2014 and 2015 seasons and was the interim head coach for the Eagles in their 58-27 triumph over Bowling Green in the 2015 GoDaddy Bowl.
In other Georgia coaching news, former Bulldogs safety Bacarri Rambo will be a defensive graduate assistant this season. Rambo played at Georgia from 2009 to 2012, with his 16 career interceptions matching the school record set by Jake Scott in 1967-68.
Chigbu steps away
Georgia senior receiver Michael Chigbu is not listed in the 2018 media guide after being sidelined in spring practice.
The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder from New Orleans had 13 catches for 116 yards during his first two seasons with the Bulldogs, but he did not record a reception last season. Chigbu battled a knee injury in 2016 and a shoulder injury last year, and head coach Kirby Smart acknowleged in April that he was thinking about "hanging it up."
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