Georgia football defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is on the move after just three seasons in Athens. Tucker will be leaving the Bulldogs for a promotion to coach out west at the University of Colorado.
The school officially agreed to terms on a contract with Tucker Wednesday, making him the 26th head football coach in the school’s history.
Former Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre was fired on November 18th after for losing his sixth-straight game of the season.
Tucker leaves Georgia to replace MacIntyre, having greatly improved the Bulldogs in recruiting and on defense. Georgia signed the No. 3 class in 2017 and the No. 1 class in 2018, and Tucker was a major part of the school’s success.
Head Coach Kirby Smart will begin the search for a new defensive coordinator shortly, which we will update you on, once we find out more.
Thank you for your contributions to Georgia, Mel, we wish you nothing but the best moving forward.
*Update* UGA Sports’ Anthony Dasher reports that, according to Colorado’s release, Tucker will not coach Georgia in the Sugar Bowl and is moving on to Boulder for good.