Thursday, December 23, 2010

Arizona Defensive Backs Coach

With co-Defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Greg Brown leaving for Colorado, the Wildcats have promoted Tim Kish to DC, and must still hire a defensive backs coach. The coaching tree has come up with the following potential replacements:

Duane Akina - Texas Defensive Backs Coach
  • Coached at Arizona from 1987-2000.

Johnnie Lynn - ex-San Francisco 49ers Defensive Backs Coach
  • Coached at Arizona from 1987-93.

Eric Schumann - ex-UAB Defensive Coordinator
  • Defensive coordinator at Tulane from 2002-06, where he worked with Frank Scelfo and Garret Chachere.

Brandon Shelby - Louisiana-Monroe Cornerbacks Coach
  • Graduate assistant at Arizona in 2007.
  • Played at Oklahoma from 2000-04. Played for Mike Stoops his first four years at OU.

Other names in consideration: Kevin Curtis, Louisiana Tech; Tim Rebowe, Louisiana-Lafayette; Dave Fipp, San Francisco 49ers; Jay Sawvel, Northern Illinois.

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