Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Iowa State Defensive Backs Coach

Bobby Elliott has left the Iowa State staff to take a position at Notre Dame.  Here are three names to keep an eye on as a potential replacement:

Troy Douglas - ex-North Carolina Defensive Backs Coach
  • DB coach at South Florida from 2006-08, where he worked with Wally Burnham, who was the defensive coordinator at USF from 2000-08.

Chris Thurmond - Rice Cornerbacks Coach
  • Coached cornerbacks at Texas A&M from 2003-05, at Alabama in 2001 and '02, coached DBs at TCU from 1998-2000, and at Oklahoma in 1996 and '97.  At each of these stops, he worked on staff with Kenith Pope.

Aaron Alford - ex-Utah Director of High School Relations
  • DB coach at Akron from 2004-06, where he worked on staff with Bill Bleil, who coached running backs at Akron in 2005 and '06.

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