Glenn Spencer - Oklahoma State Linebackers Coach
- Came to Oklahoma State in 2008 as their DL coach, working with Trooper Taylor and Curtis Luper, who were also on the staff in '08.
- Defensive backs coach at Duke from 2004-06, where he worked under head coach Ted Roof.
- Coached running backs at Georgia Tech in 2001 when Roof was the Yellow Jackets defensive coordinator.
- Played defensive line at Georgia Tech from 1982-85, where he played all four years with Ted Roof, who was a linebacker.
Dan Brooks - Clemson Defensive Line Coach
- DL coach at Tennessee from 1994-2008. Trooper Taylor was an assistant with the Vols from 2004-07.
- DL coach at North Carolina from 1988-93. Tommy Thigpen played linebacker for the Tar Heels from 1989-92.
Lorenzo Costantini - UAB Defensive Line Coach
- DL coach at Central Florida from 2000-03, working under Gene Chizik, who was the defensive coordinator, for two seasons.
- Played at UTEP from 1986-90, where he was a teammate of Jeff Grimes, who was an offensive lineman for the Miners from 1987-90.
DeMarco McNeil - Birmingham Southern Defensive Line Coach
- Graduate assistant at Auburn in 2007 and '08. He was retained by Gene Chizik for the 2009 season until he left to join the Birmingham Southern staff.
- Played defensive line at Auburn from 2000-03.
Other names in consideration: Mike Pelton, Louisiana-Lafayette; Steve Caldwell, Arkansas; Ted Monachino, Baltimore Ravens.