Accordingly, the assumption is that, Lanning will be the defensive play-caller. For the moment at least, that is left to speculation as Georgia coach Kirby Smart was not available to comment on Friday. He was at Robins Air Force speaking to troops preparing for deployment.
Interestingly, the total of Georgia’s football coaching salaries ($6.045 million) actually represents a decrease from last year ($6.42). That’s primarily because the Bulldogs are no longer paying former defensive coordinator Mel Tucker ($1.5 million) or offensive coordinator Jim Chaney ($950,000). Tucker is now head coach at Colorado and Chaney accepted to a $650,000 raise to return to Tennessee.
The Bulldogs now have one of the youngest coaching staffs in the SEC. Lanning is 32 and in only his second year with at UGA. Schumann is 28 after coming to Georgia with Smart, for who he worked as a defensive quality control assistant. The 34-year-old Scott is in only his third year with the program.
Georgia’s a little more experienced on the offensive side of the ball. Receivers coach Cortez Hankton is only 28 while Coley and McGee are each 45. Pittman, 57, and Fountain, 52, are both veterans.