In his place steps former Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio. Under him the Hurricanes were consistently one of the best in the nation at forcing turnovers, something the Cougars are quite used to.
As with every coaching change however, there are differences in how the defense will scheme.
“The scheme is just a little bit different,” junior safety Garrett Davis said. “There’s a different feel as far as being able to cover a receiver or fitting up a run.”