On the same day Wake Forest kicked off spring practice, head coach Jim Grobe was also reportedly filling the last vacancy on his coaching staff.
While the Demon Deacons have not yet confirmed the hire, Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain told the Winston-Salem Journal that he has lost assistant Tim Duffie to Wake. Duffie will coach Wake’s defensive backs.
“We’re happy for him,” McElwain told the Journal. “He worked his tail off here and did a heck of a job for Colorado State and the program.”
A school spokesperson told the paper that there will be no official announcement until the hiring process is complete. Duffie will replace Steve Russ, who left last month to become the co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Air Force.
Prior to spending the past four seasons with the Rams, Duffie served for eight seasons as an assistant at UTEP.