Despite multiple head coaches losing their jobs this football season, none of the Georgia football coaches are on the shortlists.
Thankfully, head coach Kirby Smart should be able to keep his entire staff together after losing Sam Pittman, Shane Beamer, Mel Tucker, Charlton Warren, and a few others in the last couple of years.
When teams like Georgia succeed, their coordinators are always options for coaching vacancies because they’re doing something right.
There will be a time where the likes of Todd Monken, Tray Scott, Glenn Schuman, Dan Lanning, Del McGee, Will Muschamp, and others will get plucked away from Georgia, but for now, the up and coming staff will stay intact.
This situation reminds me of Clemson and how Dabo Swinney put together his coaching staff and has had guys like Tony Elliot, Brandon Streeter, Robbie Caldwell and Brent Venables have been around for it all.
Swinney and Clemson trusted those guys to produce, recruit and make things happen. They trusted the process, and in return, it earned them two national championships.
That elite-level coaching staff is what Georgia is building right now. Lanning, Schumann, and Scott will eventually be the next group of defensive-minded guys to do great things.
McGee is another guy who is an elite coach that has put a handful of running backs into the NFL. Georgia Southern is an option this year, but it’s doubtful they will go after him.
If they try to, then Georgia needs to give McGee the raise he deserves.
Athletic directors haven’t quite seen what these assistant coaches are capable of, and that is just fine because if Smart can have these guys stick around and build something, it’ll be the next great dynasty.
These coaches seem to love the University of Georgia and have bought into what Smart envisions for this program. That tenacity and ability to connect with the players proves this football team is onto something great.
Now, if the Dawgs end up winning the national championship this season, coaches could get phone calls, and rightfully so, but there is a feeling that the offer won’t be worth losing what they’re building at Georgia.
Athletic director Josh Brooks needs to go ahead and start figuring out how to give all of these assistant coaches a raise because they deserve them, and it’ll provide a safety net if needed.
For now, though, Georgia fans shouldn’t worry about if any of the assistant coaches will leave after this season. If they love Georgia the way it seems, this staff could be together for a long time, building greatness and importing talent after talent into professional football.