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In his 18
years as a full-time assistant coach, his teams have 18 winning seasons, have
been to 18 bowl games, and won at least 10 games 14 times.
defense, which was 24th in the nation in scoring defense and 25th in total
defense, led the nation in tackles for loss (122). He also coached All-ACC linebackers Stephone
Anthony and Spencer Shuey.
Named one of
the top-25 recruiters in the nation in 2013 by Rivals.com.
Named one of
the top-50 recruiters in the nation in 2013 by 247Sports.com.
Named one of
the top-10 recruiters in the ACC in 2013 by Rivals.com.
defense held opponents to just 34.0 percent on third down, 24th-best in the
A big reason
Clemson was co-champion of the ACC Atlantic Division and won 11 games in 2012.
years (1999-11) at Oklahoma and three years (1996-98) at Kansas State. He was also a graduate assistant coach at
Kansas State for three seasons (1993-95).
in 10 bowl games that are currently considered BCS bowls.
co-defensive coordinator at Oklahoma (1999-03) and defensive coordinator at
under his direction were named Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Year five times
and Big 12 Defensive Newcomer-of-the-Year five times. He also coached two Butkus Award winners and
two other Butkus Award finalists.
In 2008, his
defense was in the top three in nearly every Big 12 defensive category despite
facing 11 of the top-50 scoring offenses in the nation.
Award finalist in 2006 when Oklahoma led the Big 12 in total defense and
first in the nation in total defense, first in passing defense, second in pass
efficiency defense, third in scoring defense, and fifth in turnover margin in
defense was in the top 10 in the nation in scoring defense, passing defense,
and total defense.
defense was fourth in the nation in scoring defense, fourth in total defense,
fifth in pass effiency defense, and seventh in rushing defense.
National Championship ring as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at
Oklahoma in 2000.
As a player
at Kansas State, he was Honorable Mention All-Big Eight in 1992 with 124
tackles. He was also an All-American at
Garden City (KS) Community College who recorded 276 career tackles.
Playing Experience Played two
seasons (1989,90) at Garden City (KS) Community College ... lettered two times
as a linebacker at Kansas State (1991,92).
from Kansas State in 1992.
Personal Data Born December
18, 1970 ... he and his wife, Julie, have two sons, Jake and Tyler, and two
daughters, Laney and Addie.
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