Georgia defensive line coach Tray Scott will come at a price tag cheaper than what the program was previously paying Tracy Rocker.
Via a personnel report obtained through the state of Georgia's Open Records Act, Scott will earn a base salary of $325,000 as a Georgia assistant. A team representative confirmed Scott will earn an additional $75,000 in supplemental income making his total salary $400,000.
UGA released a statement late Friday confirming the hire.
“Tray is considered one of the very best up and coming defensive line coaches in the country,” head coach Kirby Smart. “He’s going to be an immediate asset as we begin planning for spring practice. Tray will complement our current coaching staff and will be excellent in the development of our defensive linemen.”
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In 2016, Rocker earned a salary of $525,000, meaning the university would be saving $125,000 with this hire.
Scott was apparently set to make $375,000 at Ole Miss, which means he's earning $25,000 more in Athens.
Earlier this week on Tuesday, Georgia confirmed that Rocker and the football program decided to part ways. A day later, on Wednesday, it was reported that Scott was leaving Mississippi for the same position at Georgia. Scott only spent 39 days with the Rebels after coaching North Carolina's defensive line for the past two seasons.