UGA head coach Matt Viator, a former Mississippi State assistant, said his team was looking for a coordinator with a track record of recruiting.
He also said the team was focused on recruiting some quality defensive players.
“Our biggest focus right now is recruiting.
Our main focus is to recruit defensive players,” Viator said.
“We’ve got to make sure that we’re getting the best out of our players.
And so that’s our primary focus.”
The Bulldogs are expected to bring in five or six defensive linemen, though the team is unlikely to sign anyone this week.
There are a handful of talented linemen who have played at Ole Miss, and it would be a surprise if they weren’t there.
The Bulldogs signed defensive tackle Kyle Sharrett to a five-year, $23 million contract, but it appears Sharrett is looking to play elsewhere.
He had a strong Senior Bowl camp, but he said he was not 100 percent.
He has a little more than $1.2 million in guaranteed money on his contract, which has been on the books since 2015.
If Sharrett wants to play anywhere, he would be the first UGA defensive lineman in more than three years to do so.
It’s a little strange that the Bulldogs wouldn’t have the top defensive line in the country this season if they had one.
They have several talented tackles who are on the verge of being drafted and should be a major part of their recruiting class.