Saturday morning I noted that it was the third day in a row that we had led off the day with a post on a college football assistant leaving for the professional ranks. A day later, do I hear four in a row?
Why yes, yes I do as Nevada confirmed late last night that Scottie Hazelton has left his post as defensive coordinator for a job in the NFL. Specifically, Hazelton is moving on from the Wolf Pack to become an assistant coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
What Hazelton’s title will be with the NFL club is unclear.
“Scottie Hazelton has decided to leave the Nevada football program in order to pursue an opportunity with the Jacksonville Jaguars,” Nevada head coach Brian Polian said in a statement. “I know that it was not an easy decision for Scottie and his wife, Brooke, but the opportunity to be with one of his mentors in Coach Bradley and work in the NFL pulled him away.
“We appreciate all of the work that he has done here over the last year and we wish both him and his family nothing but the best moving forward. The search for a new defensive coordinator has already begun and we will have the right person in place shortly.”
Hazelton was hired by Polian as his coordinator in January of last year.
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