Athlon:College Football's Top 35 Coordinator Hires for 2019

" 34. Joe Cauthen, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Houston

Cauthen returned to his home state of Texas after spending the last five years working as the defensive coordinator at Arkansas State. Under Cauthen’s watch, the Red Wolves finished second in the Sun Belt in scoring defense in 2016 and consistently ranked near the top of the league in sacks generated and turnovers forced. Cauthen will share the co-defensive title with Doug Belk."

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Love this hire. Cauthen’s a rising star and was going to get picked up eventually. It’ll be nice to have an attacking defense again.

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