Kurt Van Valkenburgh - Florida Atlantic Defensive Coordinator
- Became defensive coordinator at FAU in 2010 after twelve seasons coaching linebackers and special teams. Purdue OC Gary Nord coached at FAU from 2004-08.
- Coached defensive backs at Purdue in 1996.
- Defensive coordinator at Oklahoma in 1995. Danny Hope was the offensive line coach and Gary Nord was the offensive coordinator at OU.
- Defensive backs coach at Louisville from 1992-94. Hope and Nord were also on that staff at Louisville.
- Florida Atlantic head coach Howard Schnellenberger is rumored to be retiring, which could leave Van Valkenburgh looking for a new job.
DJ Eliot - Florida State Defensive Ends Coach
- Graduate Assistant at Houston in 2000 and '01, when Purdue RB coach Cornell Jackson was the Cougars' linebackers coach.
- Played linebacker at Wyoming from 1995-97. Danny Hope was the OL coach at Wyoming in '96.
Chuck Bullough - ex-UCLA Defensive Coordinator
- Linebackers coach at Western Michigan in 2005. Purdue WR coach Brian Rock coached at WMU from 1992-2005.
Kyle Nystrom - Central Michigan Linebackers/Special Teams Coach
Other names in consideration: Johnny Frost, Florida Atlantic; Reggie Johnson, Arkansas; Osia Lewis, Hartford Colonials (UFL); Larry Hoefer, Baylor; Rick Lantz, Omaha Nighthawks (UFL).
- Coached at Western Michigan from 1989-2001. He spent ten of those seasons on staff with Brian Rock.