The Texas Coaching Search is Over

The Texas coaching search is over. Jeff Traylor and Brick Haley were offered, and both accepted positions with the Longhorns. These were the only two coaches that Charlie Strong extended offers for the coaching vacancies.

The Brick Haley File:

Former LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley has joined the Texas Longhorn football staff. Charlie Strong lands the man he wanted to replace recently departed coach Chris Rumph. The only person Charlie Strong offered the defensive line position to was Brick Haley.

Brick Haley is from Gadsden (AL) and graduated from Alabama A&M.

Coaching Experience:

1989 Enterprise (Ala.) High School

1990 Arkansas (graduate assistant)

1991-93 Austin Peay (defensive line)

1994-96 Troy State (defensive line)

1997 Houston (outside linebackers)

1998 Clemson (outside linebackers)

1999-2001 Baylor (defensive coordinator/linebackers)

2002-03 Georgia Tech (linebackers)

2004-06 Mississippi State (defensive line)

2007-08 Chicago Bears (defensive line)

2009-2015 LSU (defensive line)

2015- Texas (defensive line coach)

Since 2009, the LSU defensive line has accounted for over 100 sacks, over 40 turnovers while holding teams to under 120 yards rushing per game. Haley has coached double-digit linemen who have been selected in the NFL draft. He is one of the most well-respected defensive line coaches in America and a tireless recruiter.

The Jeff Traylor File:

Jeff Traylor has been one of the top high school football coaches in America over the last ten years. Averaging 12.7 wins a year for the last ten, Traylor's Gilmer high school team compiled a 140-15 mark during that time. He has built one of the premier high school football programs in the country.

Traylor can maximize the potential within each and every player on his roster. Offensively, Gilmer runs an up-tempo spread system that puts points on everyone they play surpassing the 50-point total with relative ease. While Gilmer is often undersized up front, the have quickness, speed, and the athletic ability to beat you across the board and rely on an attacking swarming style of defense.


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