Miller had two stints in Minneapolis with being on the coaching staff from 1986-1988 and 2011-2013. The Sunshine State is a place Miller is very familiar by coaching both at Florida and Miami during his 36 year coaching career.
The defensive had strides this season and the linebacker core was improved under his time with the Golden Gophers. The biggest loss with Miller leaving the staff will arguably his recruiting prowess and how many kids loved him. He primarily recruited Florida and the JUCO ranks for Minnesota.
Spring practice begins on Tuesday and with this veteran coaching staff still very much intact, Coach Kill will probably look to find his replacement not right away, but before spring practice ends.
Coaching Experience2011: Minnesota - Assistant Head Coach/Linebacker
2009: Kansas - Linebackers/Co-Defensive Coordinator
2008: Louisville - Linebackers
2007: Western Michigan - Defensive Coordinator
2005-06: Arizona - Defensive Coordinator
2003-04: Florida - Associate Head Coach/Linebackers
1999-02: Michigan State - Defensive Coordinator
1995-98: Miami (Fla.) - Defensive Coordinator
1989-94: Oklahoma State - Defensive Coordinator
1986-88: Minnesota - Defensive Backs
1983-85: Nevada - Defensive Coordinator
1981-82: Drake - Defensive Backs
1979-80: Oklahoma State - Graduate Assistant
1978: Texas-Arlington - Graduate Assistant