Monday, February 05, 2018

Sources say BG has d-back Coach named.

Per, LaMarcus Hicks has been named the DB Coach at BGSU.  He holds the same position at Jackson State, currently.

Here's what is odd.  He is the second BGSU defensive assistant hired this year who played for the Detroit Lions.  As a long-time fan of the Lions, I have to say that somehow this is at odds with history and potential reality.

I kid.

His coaching career includes starting in 2010 as a WR Coach at Rhodes College.  He was DC for two years at Truman High School in Michigan and then coached for one year as the D-backs coach at Concordia. He went to North Texas for two years and then Jackson State for two years.

His official Jackson State bio has this to say about his tenure at North Texas.

North Texas had seven different defensive backs with an interception in 2014, which was a school record for most DB’s in a single season with at least one pick. Five of those seven were cornerbacks coached by Hicks. Two Mean Green cornerbacks had interceptions returned for touchdowns. Cornerback James Jones was named to the C-USA second-team in 2014 as he was the second leading tackler and led the team with nine PBUs.

Last year, they were #29 in FCS in pass efficiency defense--which is not totally on him, obviously.

Welcome to the Falcons, LaMarcus.

1 comment :

NWLB said...

Proof will come in the results. But one has to be pleased with the new hires.