Coach Barnett announced that he would hire a new coach after National Letter of Intent signing day, which was last Wednesday.
Barnett is said to have interviewed four coaches for the job, including Hagan who had a formal interview last week. Other coaches include former Notre Dame receivers coach, Trent Miles, former San Francisco 49ers receivers coach, Eric Yarber, and current University of Arizona running backs coach, Kasey Dunn. Yarber took the receivers job at Washington and Miles took the running backs job at UW. Dunn received a raise from Arizona and decided to stay in Tucson.
Hagan spent the last year working for CU as a defensive technical assistant.
His roots are in Los Angeles and he is expected to recruit Southern California for the Buffs. This is an area CU has not done too well in the last few years. Coach Shawn Simms, who was recruiting the area, is expected to be placed in Florida where Colorado was well-received last year signing two players.
An added bonus with getting Darian Hagan on the staff is that his son, Darian Hagan Jr., is being touted as one of the top 25 players in the nation for next year. He is a safety/corner prospect hailing from L.A.'s Crenshaw High School. Getting his father on the staff will certainly help CU's efforts in recruiting the all-world prospect. Colorado has already extended a written offer to him becoming the first school to do so.