Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Mexico Defensive Coordinator

Ron West has left the New Mexico staff to take a job as co-defensive coordinator at Arizona State.  Here are some possibilities to replace West:

Nick Holt - ex-Washington Defensive Coordinator
  • Worked on the Washington staff with Jeff Mills the last two years.  Holt was the DC while Mills coached the safeties.
  • Head coach at Idaho in 2004 and '05, where Mills was on his staff as safeties coach.
  • Defensive coordinator at Idaho from 1994-97.  Mills was his DB coach during that time.

Buddy Wyatt - Kansas Defensive Line Coach
  • DL coach at Texas A&M from 2000-02 and again in 2008 and '09.  Archie McDaniel was a graduate assistant with the Aggies in '08 and played LB for the team from 2001-05.
  • DL coach at Minnesota from 1992-95.  Bob DeBesse was the team's offensive coordinator from 1992-96.
  • Began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at TCU in 1991 after playing for the Horned Frogs from 1986-89.  DeBesse was the QB coach at TCU from 1983-91.

Mike Gillhamer - ex-Illinois Defensive Backs Coach
  • Spent the 2011 season on the Illinois staff with new Lobo RB coach DeAndre Smith.

Grady Stretz - ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Line Coach
  • Was on the New Mexico coaching staff from 1997-2004

Gary Emanuel - ex-Purdue Defensive Coordinator
  • DL coach at Purdue from 1997-2004.  He spent two seasons on staff with Bob DeBeese, who coached the Boilermakers receivers from 2003-05.  Also, Taylor Stubblefield was a player at Purdue during Emanuel's time with the team.

Jay Hood - Western Carolina Defensive Coordinator
  • Defensive coordinator at Miami (Ohio) from 2005-08.  DeAndre Smith was Miami's RB coach from 2005-07.

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