Gamecock Defensive Line Coach Tracy Rocker's First Game vs. Former Team


He’s got a history with Rocky Top...Gamecock defensive line coach Tracy Rocker’s first game in Columbia will be against his former team, when the Tennessee Vols visit Williams-Brice Stadium September 26th.Rocker spent the last two seasons in Knoxville before being hired by Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp in February.  Replacing pro talent’s a big task for the Gamecocks--Rocker’s inherited a unit that’s missing Javon Kinlaw and DJ Wonnum, who both got picked in this year’s NFL Draft.  Rocker’s working with Jabari Ellis and Keir Thomas, along with Zacch Pickens and Rick Sandidge, to fill the void left by Kinlaw and Wonnum.