FOXSports1 Senior NFL reporter Alex Marvez tweeted Saturday morning that Rocker will join the Bulldogs’ defensive staff. Georgia has not confirmed the hire.
"Rocker knows the SEC landscape, and that is so vital in recruiting," Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons said." His name and resume speaks for itself on the recruiting trail. Rrecruits want to play in the NFL, so his history there will speak volumes. He is known as a good teach and motivator."
Rocker played at Auburn in the late 1980s where he won both the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. After a stint in the NFL, Rocker spent time coaching at smaller colleges in Alabama.
He then jumped to Cincinnati for one year before setting up shop at Arkansas from 2003-2007. He spent one year at Ole Miss before joining Gene Chizik's staff at Auburn in 2009. After Chizik's time at Auburn was over, Rocker joined the Titans.
Two players stand out during Rocker's coaching career - both first rounders. Arkansas DL Jamaal Anderson, who had 14 sacks for the Hogs in 2006. At Auburn, Rocker coached Nick Fairley, who was named the SEC defensive player of the year in 2010 and was drafted 13th overall by the Loins in 2011.
Rocker is an Atlanta native and attended Fulton High School. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.