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DRC (updated with story): Jeff Koonz leaving UNT's staff for Ole Miss, source confirms

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I was already VERY nervous about our LB play next year with Ejiya's & Garner's departures...

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7 minutes ago, Hunter Green said:

Is there something going on that we're not aware of?

Unfortunately,  this is the result of having an up and coming "G5", hate that term, program with a respected head coach.  These other programs/coaches at the P5 level know that Littrell puts together a good staff and so they come lurking when they have a need.  

While I hate to see him go, I must admit that I didn't know Koonz from Adam when he arrived and now I can't even recall who he replaced.  I will trust SL to make another great hire of a young, energetic coach that the players relate to and that is a recruiting machine.

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6 minutes ago, MeanGreenTexan said:

He must be joining the staff in a different capacity than Linebackers coach, because they hired Tyrone Nix from VATech a couple of weeks ago:
https://olemisssports.com/news/2019/2/20/football-adds-tyrone-nix-as-linebackers-coach.aspx

Not sure if Koonz can coach safeties, but they currently don't have a specified coach for safeties on the website.

https://olemisssports.com/coaches.aspx?path=football

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2 minutes ago, MGNation92 said:

Not sure if Koonz can coach safeties, but they currently don't have a specified coach for safeties on the website.

https://olemisssports.com/coaches.aspx?path=football

I believe he coached safeties at Cincy prior to coming to UNT.

Isn't his Dad a JUCO coach in Mississippi?

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10 minutes ago, TheReal_jayD said:

we are going to be fine guys.

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4 minutes ago, MeanGreenTexan said:

Know of any potential targets?   Or does SL already have a guy?

My List of guys I would like to see giving a look

Justin Deason = Defensive Coordinator Incarnate Word

https://uiwcardinals.com/coaches.aspx?rc=2168&path=football

Archie Mcdaniel = Texas State Co Defensive Coordinator

https://txstatebobcats.com/coaches.aspx?rc=1223&path=football

Scott Power = SFA Defensive Coordinator

https://sfajacks.com/coaches.aspx?rc=377&path=football

Zach Orr= Baltimore Ravens Assistant

 

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11 minutes ago, TheReal_jayD said:

My List of guys I would like to see giving a look

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Zach Orr= Baltimore Ravens Assistant

 

Can you imagine having both Zach Orr & Pat Cobbs on staff?

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Does Koontz leaving have anything to do with our linebacker situation heading into the 2019 season?

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1 minute ago, DeepGreen said:

Does Koontz leaving have anything to do with our linebacker situation heading into the 2019 season?

Lol.  Probably has more to do with an SEC school offering him a job.

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8 minutes ago, DeepGreen said:

Does Koontz leaving have anything to do with our linebacker situation heading into the 2019 season?

absolutely not. It has to do with three things.

1 SEC

2 Moving back home

3 $$$

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1 hour ago, TheReal_jayD said:

My List of guys I would like to see giving a look

Justin Deason = Defensive Coordinator Incarnate Word

https://uiwcardinals.com/coaches.aspx?rc=2168&path=football

Archie Mcdaniel = Texas State Co Defensive Coordinator

https://txstatebobcats.com/coaches.aspx?rc=1223&path=football

Scott Power = SFA Defensive Coordinator

https://sfajacks.com/coaches.aspx?rc=377&path=football

Zach Orr= Baltimore Ravens Assistant

 

Impressive lists.  Thanks for providing.

My guess is Deason is a no based on the following:

Deason played two seasons as a linebacker at Oklahoma State. He was a two-year letterman at OSU and helped the Cowboys to a victory in the Houston Bowl. Deason played in both of OSU’s wins over top-ranked and Bedlam rival Oklahoma. 

 

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The timing is BAD, but SL will get a great replacement. Good luck to Koonz, he did a nice job here. 

I just hope we don't get a "steppingstone" reputation, there is a lot to be said for continuity.

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4 hours ago, bstnsportsfan3 said:

Dang I thought we were past this point of the offseason. 

Same here! Really surprised there was a staff change so close to spring practice. 

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