That what Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman is reporting. It has also been the chatter behind the scenes for some time now in Athens. Tucker has served as the Alabama defensive backs coach for the last year. Tucker was the defensive coordinator in the NFL with Jacksonville, Cleveland and the Chicago Bears.
The move closes out Smart’s first staff in Athens:
Jim Chaney - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Mel Tucker - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Sam Pittman - Offensive Line
James Coley - Wide Receivers
Dell McGee - Running Backs
Shane Beamer - Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator
Glen Schumann - Inside Linebackers
Kevin Sherrer - Outside Linebackers
Tracy Rocker - Defensive Line
Sherrer and Rocker were the only two holdovers from Mark Richt’s staff. Smart didn’t retain any offensive coach after the Bulldogs’ abysmal production on that side of the ball in 2015.