Jets' MacIntyre To Be Named Def Coordinator

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe will name New York Jets position coach Mike MacIntyre to his staff in the near future.

MacIntyre will inherit a defensive unit lead by former five star defensive tackle and rising fourth year junior Vince Oghobaase along with linebackers Mike Tauiliili (108) and Vincent Rey (111) - both of whom finished in the conference's top five in total tackles in 2007.

MacIntyre joined the Jets after four years as an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys, where he coached the safeties in 2006. Before his stint in Dallas, MacIntyre coached in college at Mississippi (1999-2002), Temple (1997-98), Tennessee-Martin (1993-96), Davidson (1992) and Georgia (1991).

Despite the wealth of experience and success on the recruiting trail, the Blue Devils' defense finished last in the ACC in total defense allowing 424.3 yards per game; 11th in rushing defense (180.2 yards per game); 11th in pass defense (244.1 yards per game); and last in scoring defense (33.2 points per game);

Joining the unit will be one of the best defensive back recruiting classes in the conference led by Georgia safety Matt Daniels, four star corner back Randez James of Hargrave Military Academy, and three star Florida cornerback Donovan Varner.

Sources also indicate that Tennessee position coach Kurt Roper is the likely selection as the new offensive coordinator.

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