Report: Purdue hiring ex-Michigan, SEC assistant to coach DBs
Purdue is reportedly hiring a former Michigan coach to coach their defensive backs for the 2021 season.
Brett McMurphy of Stadium.com broke the story as Ron English will reportedly be joining the Boilermakers:
Former Florida assistant Ron English joining Purdue as secondary’s coach, source told @Stadium
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 17, 2021
English also coached at Florida where he was in charge of the defensive backs. He was also the head coach at Eastern Michigan and spent time at Michigan from 2003-2007:
English, the former Eastern Michigan head coach, returns to the B1G, where he coached at #Michigan from 2003 to 2007 (final two years as Wolverines’ defensive coordinator).
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 17, 2021
While English was at Eastern Michigan, he compiled an 11-46 record through 57 games and was fired after the 2013 season. His best season record-wise came in 2011 when he went 6-6. For the rest of his seasons, their record was 2-10 or worse.
English also has experience as a defensive coordinator as that was his position at Michigan for his last two years there. He was San Jose State’s defensive coordinator in 2016 and Louisville’s in 2008. He’s also spent time at Mississippi State coaching the safeties, as well as San Diego State and Northern Arizona.