Where Pruitt, Dawgs Will Go in Search

ATHENS – A day after the entire former defensive staff at Georgia went their separate ways, Jeremy Pruitt will start from scratch.

Jeremy Pruitt, who was officially named as Georgia's defensive coordinator at a press conference on Tuesday, will have to replace defensive line coach Chris Wilson and inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti.

Wilson is heading west – to take over as USC's defensive lines coach. Meanwhile, Olivadotti is heading back to the Washington Redskins, where he spend his time before moving to Georgia.

That leaves Pruitt, who said he will coach defensive backs, to fill out the three final spots on Georgia's coaching staff.

Former Georgia graduate assistant and UCF linebackers coach Tyson Summers could fill a linebackers coaching spot. Summers was the defensive backs GA at Georgia in 2005. He then went to Georgia Southern to coach linebackers. His next move was to UAB where he coached linebackers from 2007-10 and moved to safeties and as co-special teams coordinator in 2011. He worked with current Georgia offensive line coach Will Friend at UAB from 2007 to 2010.

Kentucky defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley is a name that has surfaced of late. On January 12th Scout.com's Kentucky affiliate reported that Ansley "could be filling the vacant defensive backs coach at the University of Georgia" and called him a "tireless, energetic recruiter."

But it is unclear if Pruitt would bring on a defensive backs coach to back him up.

Florida State's Charles Kelly, who spent seven years at Georgia Tech before going to Tallahassee, serves at the Noles' linebackers and special teams coordinator. Charles Kelly is a name that popped up quickly and has yet to go away in this transition time.

Alabama OLB coach Lance Thompson, FSU DE coach Sal Sunseri, Texas DL coach Chris Rumph and South Alabama DE/OLB coach Freddie Roach are all names to remember for the vacancies.

A slew of other names from various outlets provide a glimpse into candidates out there for Pruitt to pursue. Coachingsearch.com "guesses" that former Titans' DL coach Tracy Rocker, Ole Miss DL coach Chris Kiffin, Texas A&M DL coach Terry Price and former Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron could be targeted by Pruitt for the defensive line coaching spot.

Orgeron may be available, but that seems like a reach.

The website goes on to "guess" that former Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, South Alabama defensive coordinator Kevin Sherrer and former Miami head coach Randy Shannon might get a look at the linebackers' spot. The site goes on to add: "Bret Bielema doesn't promote Randy Shannon to defensive coordinator (which I hear he isn't going to do), don't be surprised if Shannon contacts Richt."

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