USF DC search over, announcement coming

The search for USF's new new defensive coordinator appears to be over as sources say a deal has been reached.

There have been many names thrown around linking themselves to the search for the Bulls vacant defensive coordinator job with Mark Snyder heading to Texas A&M, but it appears the search may be over and it's expected that Skip Holtz will name Kansas State's Chris Cosh as the next USF Defensive Coordinator.

According to sources, Cosh, Kansas State's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the past three seasons was in Tampa the weekend to interview for the job, was offered, and a deal was reached. It hasn't been announced by the school yet, but a one is expected sometime today.

While with Kansas State Cosh, who also coached linebackers helped them to a 10-3 record the past season is credited with turning around wild cat defense.

The Wildcats were a team that struggled to defend and after ranking close to last out of 120 Division I-A teams against the run last season, Kansas State allowed 131.4 rushing yards per game, ranking 39th nationally, third in the Big 12. K-State ranks fifth in the Big 12 in total defense, allowing 398.8 yards and 27.8 points per game. They defense allowed 30 or more points five times, but also was able to close out games with late defensive stops and key turnovers.

Cosh worked with Holtz at South Carolina from 1999-2003 under Holtz's father Lou Holtz', serving as the linebackers coach for the first four years and then defensive coordinator in 2003.

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