Brandon Jordan, Michigan State assistant leaving for NFL, says farewell to MSU
Brandon Jordan has confirmed reports that he is leaving Michigan State for the NFL.
In a heartfelt farewell note to the Spartan community, Jones announced that he will be the new pass rush specialist for the Seattle Seahawks.
“I am writing to let you know that I have decided to accept a new job opportunity with the Seattle Seahawks,” Jordan wrote in a tweeted note. “This was a difficult decision to make, as it means leaving Michigan State and moving across the country. I want to thank Mel Tucker and Michigan State staff for welcoming me and giving the kid from New Orleans an opportunity. However, after careful consideration and prayer, I believe that this is the right move for me at this point in my life.”
Jordan spent just over a year on Mel Tucker’s staff. In his season with the Spartans, Jordan helped develop the pass-rushing skills of Jacoby Windmon, who recorded a career-high 4 sacks in his first game as a Spartan in the season opener against Western Michigan. That was just the start of a big season for Windmon. A 3-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and 2-time National Defensive Player of the Week, Windmon led the nation with 6 forced fumbles while tallying 10.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.
Jordan’s departure comes with spring practice quickly approaching. We’ll see how Tucker chooses to fill the vacancy.
God is good! My dream as a kid was always to make it to the NFL! Now I’m blessed to say that I’m coaching in the NFL!!! pic.twitter.com/vjznb0IDmZ
— Coach Brandon Jordan (@CoachBTJordan) March 5, 2023