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January 28, 2014
Rocker hire official
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Georgia made it official Tuesday, announcing that former Auburn All-American Tracy Rocker will in fact be the Bulldogs' new defensive line coach.
"Tracy certainly has a name familiar to all who follow SEC football," head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "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 is expected to start work on Wednesday.
Rocker brings an extensive resume to the Bulldogs, including the last three years as the defensive line coach with the Tennessee Titans.
In 2012, the Titans ranked 10th in the NFL in sacks (39) with former Georgia Tech standout Derrick Morgan tallying 6.5 sacks, 19 quarterback pressures, five tackles for loss, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In 2013, the Titans finished 11th in the NFL in passing yards per game (225.8 - 6th in AFC) and 14th (out of 32) in yards per game (337.9 - 8th in AFC).
Prior to coaching with the Titans, Rocker coached for five different college programs, including his alma-mater at Auburn where he helped develop Nick Fairley into the Lombardi Award winner in 2010. In 2009, he coached Antonio Coleman, who led the SEC in tackles for loss with 16.5 and sacks with 10.
He also served stints at Arkansas (2003-07), Cincinnati (2002) and Troy (1997-2001), where he coached DeMarcus Ware and Osi Umenyiora.
Rocker joins former South Alabama defensive coordinator Kevin Sherrer who was hired as a defensive assistant last week.