Tenuta to Replace McCollum?

According to sources close to the situation, former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta is in the mix for the Wolfpack's vacant coaching position.

According to sources close to the situation, former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta is in the mix for the Wolfpack's vacant coaching position.

Tenuta served as linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator at Notre Dame last fall but is probably best known for the defenses he produced at Georgia Tech under Chan Gailey.

He coached at Georgia Tech for six seasons where 18 Yellow Jacket defenders earned first- or second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition, and 18 players from his first four units were either drafted or signed NFL free-agent contracts.

In his last five seasons at Georgia Tech, Tenuta's defense ranked in the top 30 nationally in total defense, scoring defense and rushing defense, including 20th or better against the run all five years.

In 2001, Tenuta guided the ACC's top-rated defense statistically at North Carolina. Tar Heel defensive end Julius Peppers and defensive tackle Ryan Sims were two of the top three defensive players selected in the 2002 NFL draft.

NC State is looking replace linebackers coach Andy McCollum who accepted a position at Georgia Tech this week.

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