Todd Orlando


Report: FAU to hire Todd Orlando as defensive coordinator

Boca Raton, Fla. - Just over 24 hours after first reported that FAU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was heading to Kentucky to coach with his brother Mark Stoops, the Owls have quickly found his replacement in former Southern California defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Todd Orlando, per Bruce Feldman. Orlando has a long coaching career with multiple stops across the country. Most recently, Orlando coached at USC for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Orlando has also recently had stops at Texas (2017-2019), Houston(2015-2016), and Utah State (2013-2014). Boca Raton will not be the first time Orlando coaches in South Florida. He spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons under Mario Cristobal and FIU, where he won a share of the Sun Belt title and a bowl game victory. The Panthers defensive ranked 11th in scoring defense that season.
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Report: EX-USC Defensive Coordinator Todd Orlando Joins FAU Staff

FAU is expected to hire former USC defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. According to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Orlando will join Willie Taggart’s staff in the same role. Orlando spent two seasons with USC under former head coach Clay Helton. Prior to his stint in Southern California, Orlando coached the Texas Longhorns for three seasons under Tom Herman.
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Former Texas Defensive Coordinator Todd Orlando Takes Same Position at FAU

Former Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando is on the move once again. Orlando spent three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Texas before spending the last two seasons at USC. Now he will join FAU to serve in the same position on Willie Taggart’s staff, according to FOX Sports’ Bruce...

Todd Orlando on USC's defensive struggles

This has been a year full of frustration for defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and the USC defense. USC fans don't need to see the numbers to know things have been bad, but they do an adequate job of painting the picture.

Opinion: Whether now or at season’s end, USC must move on from Todd Orlando

When USC hired defensive coordinator Todd Orlando on Jan. 24, 2020 — a 20th birthday present of breaking news to yours truly — the selling point was that he could turn struggling defenses around quickly. Orlando had grabbed Texas’ defense by the horns (ha ha) in 2017, turning a unit that ranked 94th in total defense the year prior into the nation’s No. 41 group his first season. The natural thinking: He’d do the same at USC, and then — crucially — the defense would continue to rise.

Todd Orlando talks USC-UCLA rivalry, prepping for Bruins' rushing attack

UCLA enters this weekend's Crosstown Showdown rivalry matchup with USC ranked No. 22 in the nation rushing for 203.9 yards per game. The 200-yard mark has been the magic mark for the Bruins. They have not won a game without rushing for 200+ yards and a large portion of their yards (3.8 yards per rush) come after contact.

USC Defensive Coordinator Todd Orlando Previews Arizona's Offense

USC defensive coordinator Todd Orlando previewed Arizona's offense with reporters after Wednesday practice. The Trojans' defensive unit is looking to bounce back after taking a collective 31-16 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish last week. Arizona's offense currently ranks No. 106 nationally for total offense in the NCAA. They...

Todd Orlando Evaluates Korey Foreman Halfway Though USC's 2021 Season

USC defensive coordinator Todd Orlando spoke to the media after Wednesday practice on his expectations for freshman defensive lineman Korey Foreman. Foreman was the No. 1 recruit in the 2021 class, and one of the most coveted prospects across the county. High expectations were placed on him upon entering USC, but making a name for himself has taken some time.

WATCH: Todd Orlando Not Concerned With Job Security Amid Clay Helton Firing

When asked about his future as a Trojan, USC defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said he is focused on prioritizing his student athletes. USC defensive coordinator Todd Orlando spoke with the media on Wednesday and revealed his initial thoughts and opinions on the firing of head coach Clay Helton. When asked if his own job security was an area of concern, Orlando remained calm and poised, redirecting the conversation to talk about his student athletes.