Colorado State To Name Al Simmons As Defensive Coordinator, According To Report

The Colorado St. Rams appear to have selected their next defensive coordinator. According to FootballScoop.com, Al Simmons has accepted the top defensive coaching role with the Rams:

We have learned that UTEP safeties coach Al Simmons will be named defensive coordinator at Colorado State.

Last December, the Rams hired former Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain to be the new head coach of the Colorado State football team. McElwain then hired away Utah Utes offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin to take the OC role for the Rams.


Related: Colorado State Football Coaching Salaries On The Rise

Simmons has worked most recently as the defensive backs coach with the UTEP Miners, but has also worked with the California Golden Bears, the Arizona St. Sun Devils and the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.

For more on this story, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more news from around the Mountain West Conference, be sure to visit Mountain West Connection. For more from around college football, visit SB Nation's NCAA football news hub.

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