Toledo seems to have acted quickly in naming its new defensive coordinator. Enter Brian George, at least, that's the case if the paper work gets done in a timely manner.
After reports surfaced that Jon Heacock had made his long-awaited decision to follow Matt Campbell to Iowa State to be the Defensive Coordinator there, it took just a few hours for WTOL's Jordan Strack to report that sources had told him that Brian George was on his way to Toledo from Kent State.
Source tells me Jon Heacock is leaving Toledo to be the new Defensive Coordinator at Iowa State. Final details are being worked out.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) January 2, 2016
So that was earlier today. Now we have this:
Sources tell me that Toledo is hiring Brian George as their new Defensive Coordinator. He was the DC at Kent State.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) January 3, 2016
I'm told George is likely the DC & Dline coach as well. https://t.co/zvMf3OBbni— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) January 3, 2016
This isn't finalized as of the time this was published, but it seems to be heading in that direction.
Sure looks like George will take on additional responsibilities on the defensive side. Kent, despite its overall struggles, has actually been quite alright on defense, with that side of the ball carrying the Golden Flashes at times. And he has had relevant experience for sure. George has been on staff at KSU for five years and has been in charge of the defense for three. He has coached players like Roosevelt Nix (and other solid guys on the D-Line), Demetrius Monday, and Jordan Italiano while a Flash.
This isn't to say he hasn't had resume-worthy stops along the way before heading to Kent. He has spent time at Indiana, where he coached Jammie Kirlew, Greg Middleton and Victor Adeyanju. He also coached at Miami before going to Kent. Here's his bio from Kent's athletic website for more details.