Georgia football has a new DB coach consideration in the mix

Cornerbacks coach Mike Reed is adding special teams coordinator duties at Clemson.Clemson Football Practice Monday August 20
Cornerbacks coach Mike Reed is adding special teams coordinator duties at Clemson.Clemson Football Practice Monday August 20 /

Georgia football lost its defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae earlier this week, and while the coaching hunt is in full force, a new name surfaced, and it’s a good one.

Clemson defensive backs coach Mike Reed is the newest name in the long list of coaches the Dawgs could consider.

Some rumors suggest he is the leading candidate and has interviewed for the position, but nothing is set in stone yet.

Reed just accepted his new position as Clemson’s new Assistant Head Coach a little over a week ago after Todd Bates joined Bret Venables at Oklahoma. It was his second new title as he moved to special teams coach and cornerbacks coach in December.

Georgia football would ace the DB coaching hire if Mike Reed came to Athens.

The Dawgs would benefit tremendously if Reed came to coach at the University of Georgia.

He is one of the better recruiters in the country. Not to mention he has experience poaching Peach State kids and bringing them to Clemson. Reed worked with the Eagles from 2002 to 2007 when he took the defensive backs coaching job at NC State. Then in 2013, he joined Clemson’s staff.

So for Georgia to snag a guy that has been on Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s staff for nine years is pretty impressive. It also shows that Georgia head coach Kirby Smart isn’t playing around with this hire.

He wants the best guy for the job, and Reed is a great option. Reed can keep up the recruiting demands and has the same mentality as Smart and Will Muschamp, who are heavy influences in that secondary room.

If anyone knows how to recruit the state of Georgia the way Smart wants it done, it’s him. He has poached kids out of Atlanta for years, and now it could be time for Smart to put him on staff to keep those kids at home.

Reed is the latest name added to the Georgia defensive back coaching pool. Karl Scott, a name we thought could be a consideration, took a new job, so he is likely off the table.

Talks of Auburn defensive back coach Zac Etheridge being the top candidate surfaced earlier this week as the turmoil continues on the Plains. So right now, the most evidence points to Etheridge or Reed.

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Smart could decide tomorrow, or it could be a little bit, but Georgia football will find the best defensive back coach for the program. He wants someone to stick around for longer than a year, so it’s important to make a wise choice.