P.J. Fleck has named his next defensive line coach.
Thursday, Fleck officially introduced Chad Wilt as the next defensive line coach at Minnesota. He brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience to the Twin Cities. He was previously at Cincinnati, where he spent the 2019 season in the same role.
In addition to Cincinnati, Wilt had previous stops at Maryland, Ball State, Army, Richmond, Virginia, Liberty, and Central Connecticut State.
#Gophers have their new defensive line coach!
— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) January 16, 2020
Under Wilt, Cincinnati’s defense was tops in the AAC statistically and was efficient at getting into the backfield. The Bearcats totaled 96 tackles for loss and 31 sacks in 2019. Cincinnati allowed just 138.6 yards per game on the ground and finished the year with 11 wins.
Minnesota is looking to build off one of the best seasons in program history, finishing with an 11-2 record and included a 31-24 Outback Bowl victory over Auburn.