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No worries: Georgia State not expected to hire Mel Tucker

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DC likely to stay on for next season.

NCAA Football: Georgia Spring Game Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

While it wasn't the best of seasons for Georgia in year one under Kirby Smart, the Bulldogs defense remained a bright spot by finishing No. 16 in the country.

In light of that, there’s good news to report in that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is unlikely to take the Georgia State job.

From Dawg Nation:

Tucker was mentioned last week as a candidate by USA Today. But Tucker’s experience is mostly in the NFL, and it appears Georgia State is looking for someone with more college experience, who will build a program that definitely needs rebuilding.

That’s not to say Tucker, who will turn 45 on Jan. 4, won’t be sought after for other jobs this offseason. Georgia’s defense finished the regular season ranked 16th nationally, and fourth in the SEC.

On top of that, Tucker already makes $850,000 per season at Georgia, so it might have been difficult for Georgia State to offer much of a raise.

With a relatively slow church of coaching moves this season, the ‘Dawgs will probably keep Tucker for another year. Unless I’m wrong, of course.