01 Mar Reports: Miami turns to Atlanta Falcons assistant as new DL coach
In filling a huge hole on his Miami coaching staff, Mark Richt has turned to the NFL to do so.
Tuesday, both 247Sports.com and Bruce Feldman of SI.com are reporting that the Hurricanes are expected to hire Jess Simpson as their new defensive line coach. Simpson, who spent the 2017 season as a defensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons, would replace Craig Kuligowski, who left earlier this month for the line job at Alabama.
SOURCE: Atlanta Falcons asst. Jess Simpson, a former long-time GA HS coach, is expected to become #Miami’s new D-line coach. The move was 1st reported by Inside The U.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 28, 2018
Simpson’s first, and only, on-field job at the FBS level came in 2016 as the line coach at Georgia State. He also held the title of assistant head coach for the Sun Belt Conference football program.
Prior to that, Simpson, who played his college football at Auburn and started his coaching career at his alma mater as a student assistant, spent 12 years as a Georgia high school head football coach, winning seven state championships and 164 games in that span. All told, Simpson spent nearly two dozen seasons at the high school level in his home state of Georgia.