Sources: New hire set to join Dawgs

South Alabama defensive coordinator Kevin Sherrer is expected to be announced as a new member of Georgia's defensive staff, 247Sports' Josh Newberg first reported through sources.

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Dawgs247 has confirmed that Sherrer was called on Tuesday to meet with Mark Richt and the hire is a done deal, though not yet officially announced.

Sherrer (VIEW BIO HERE) has ties with new Bulldogs defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt dating back to time together on the staff at Hoover (Ala.) High School. Sherrer was hired at USA prior to this past season after serving on Alabama's support staff as director of player development from 2010-12.

He also served as a graduate assistant from 1998-2000 at Alabama before stints at high schools in the Birmingham, Ala., area. Nick Saban hired Sherrer from Hoover prior to the 2010 season to the director of player development role being vacated by Pruitt, who moved at the time to an on-field coaching role with the Crimson Tide.

Sherrer's specialty at USA was defensive backs, but that was more what was required by the makeup of that staff. He has not been assigned a title yet by Pruitt while the Bulldogs wait for the remainder of the defensive staff to be assembled, though it's likely that he will serve as a linebackers coach.

UGA is thought to still be in the market for a DL coach and a LB coach with one of the spots likely to focus on special teams as well.

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