An SEC coaching shuffle has seen Nick Saban lose two of his top assistant defensive coaches (Kirby Smart, Mel Tucker) to Georgia. As a means to fill Tucker’s spot, Saban has successfully targeted Kentucky assistant coach Derrick Ansley.
Derrick Ansley will be a defensive coordinator and eventual head coach. One of the brightest young coaches in the business. Huge loss for UK
The hire is a blow for Kentucky in a number of ways. Ansley is a hungry, young coach with terrific detail for the game. The secondary for UK has gotten steadily better under his leadership — improving annually in each of the three years he’s coached at Kentucky. Not only that, but he’s known as a dynamic recruiter.
Yet again, Alabama and Saban are proving why they’re truly at the top of the college football mountain at this current time.