Tucker, 46, has served as UGA’s defensive coordinator for the last three seasons, coming over from Alabama with Kirby Smart. Tucker was a highly-respected assistant in the NFL for nine years, including a brief stint at the interim head coach for the Jacksonsville Jaguars in 2011.
Tucker’s name has frequently been mentioned for coaching vacancies within the last week, including openings at North Carolina and Louisville. He was a finalist for the Tennessee job last year that ultimately went to Jeremy Pruitt.
After Saturday’s SEC Championship game, Tucker will be available for media interviews.
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