Ready for some more breaking news? According to Kyle Tucker, UK will also hire former EKU head coach Dean Hood as its special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach. Hood spent last season as the assistant head coach and tight ends coach at Charlotte after being fired by EKU in 2015. As the head coach of the Colonels from 2008-15, Hood’s record was 55-38. Under his hand, the Colonels won two OVC Championships and went to the playoffs three times. Prior to taking over at EKU, he was the defensive coordinator at Wake Forest from 2001-2007.
Hood will take over as special teams coordinator for Matt House, who was just promoted to defensive coordinator, and outside linebackers coach for DJ Eliot, who left for Colorado a few weeks back.
Welcome back to the Bluegrass, Coach Hood.