Willis To Be Named Defensive Coordinator

Former Texas Tech Defensive Coordinator James Willis is set to be hired at the same position for Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns Football program according to our sources. The story was broke earlier tonight on FM 103.7 Fox Sports Cajun Redzone Radio show.

Sources close to former Texas Tech Defensive Coordinator James Willis confirmed earlier today to us that UL Head Coach Mark Hudspeth is set to name Willis as former UL Defensive Coordinator Greg Stewart's replacement. We broke the story earlier tonight on Fox Sports 103.7 Cajun Redzone Radio show and it has since been reported by KLFY channel 10 sports.

Prior to James Willis stint as Texas Tech defensive coordinator in 2011 under then coach Tommy Tuberville, he coached at Rhode Island, Temple and Auburn before spending one year as Associate Head Coach for Nick Saban at Alabama and was on the staff when Bama beat Texas for the National Championship. He has been coaching in the United Football League since resigning at Texas Tech.

Willis returned to Auburn to complete his degree after his NFL career ended.

James Willis was a 5th round draft back of the Green Bay Packers in 1993 and would later play for the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, and the Birmingham Thunder Bolts of the now defunct XFL.

The same sources stated that Coach James Willis is to be named UL defensive coordinator within a week. The Cajun Redozne we will have more on James Willis once his hire becomes official.

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