Tennessee analyst hired at Georgia Southern following Music City Bowl

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Matt Merritt served as a senior offensive analyst at Tennessee in 2021 on Josh Heupel’s staff.

Following the Vols’ season finale against Purdue Thursday in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl, Merritt has been introduced as Georgia Southern’s running backs coach on Clay Helton’s staff.

“I am both thankful and thrilled for this opportunity to join Coach Helton’s staff and Eagle Nation,” Merritt said. “Georgia Southern’s rich tradition, history and passionate fan base are second to none in college athletics. I cannot wait to arrive in Statesboro and continue to build upon the culture of a physical and explosive run game. Eagle Nation, let’s GATA!”