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Vandy coach promotes Nick Howell to defensive coordinator

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has announced Nick Howell as the Commodores’ new defensive coordinator weeks after hiring him as defensive backs coach. Lea announced the promotion Wednesday. Howell replaces Jason Minter who left for the same job at Michigan. Lea says Howell has a wealth of experience as coordinator and skilled at building the environment for the type of defense he wants at Vanderbilt. Lea originally hired Howell in January to coach defensive backs. Howell spent the past six seasons as defensive coordinator at Virginia. The Cavaliers had four bowl bids during Howell’s tenure including the Orange Bowl.
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Vanderbilt promotes DB's coach Nick Howell to defensive coordinator

After former defensive coordinator Jesse Minter departed for the same position at Michigan, Vanderbilt has opted to elevate defensive backs coach Nick Howell into the coordinator role, 247Sports' Chris Hummer reports. Howell spent nine seasons as the defensive coordinator at BYU and Virginia under Bronco Mendenhall and arrived on West End this offseason as the replacement for former cornerbacks coach LaMar Morgan, who left to become Louisiana's defensive coordinator. Pete Thamel first reported the news.
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