Georgia’s football program lost a crucial assistant coach this past weekend, when Arkansas hired offensive line coach Sam Pittman. In an effort to bolster its coaching staff for next season, the Bulldogs are reportedly on the cusp of making a significant hire.
Losing Pittman to Arkansas definitely stings, but it made sense for him to pursue a head coaching opportunity. At 58 years old, it would’ve been a head-scratcher for him to reject the job offer.
It won’t be easy for the Bulldogs to replace Pittman. Nonetheless, the SEC powerhouse is on the verge of adding a former head coach to its staff.
According to Seth Emerson of The Athletic, former Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke could be on his way to Georgia. He’s spent the past eight years with the Rebels.
Luke was fired by Ole Miss after three-straight seasons without a bowl appearance.
Before the Rebels promoted Luke to head coach, he spent time coaching the offensive line.
Matt Luke to Georgia as O-line coach is not official yet, but appears to be heading in that direction, from what I'm told.
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) December 10, 2019
The Bulldogs would benefit greatly from adding Luke, who clearly knows how to coach the offensive side of the ball.
Georgia hasn’t officially made this move, but all signs are pointing to Luke becoming a part of the coaching staff.
Even though Kirby Smart lost a top assistant just two days ago, it didn’t take him very long to reload.