Michigan State football: 4 rising coordinators who could be head coaching candidates

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Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Glenn Schumann against the TCU Horned Frogs during the CFP national championship game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Glenn Schumann
Georgia DC

Glenn Schumann may not be a name that’s super familiar because he seems to always get the shaft when it comes to Georgia defensive coordinators getting hired as head coaches.

Although he’s been the co-defensive coordinator at Georgia since 2019, Dan Lanning was the one who was hired away by Oregon and Will Muschamp is currently getting looked at as a legit head coaching candidate. But Schumann deserves some respect and a real look.

The 33-year-old Valdosta, Ga., native started his coaching career as a student assistant at Alabama. He’s one of the rare coaches who never played college football and yet he’s worked his way up the ranks and has learned from some of the best coaches in the country. He was a student assistant from 2008-2011 and then became a grad assistant until 2014.

After that, he was hired away by Kirby Smart at Georgia — the two worked together at Alabama. He was hired by Smart to coach inside linebackers which was his first legitimate position-based coaching job and then got promoted to co-defensive coordinator in 2019.

All he’s done since is lead one of the best defensive programs in college football while churning out NFL talent year after year. Oh, and he has six national title rings (four with Alabama, and two with Georgia). He knows how to win.

He must be considered.

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