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Friday, June 5, 2020

DC Todd Orlando fired by Texas

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The Texas Longhorns intimated changes were coming to their coaching staff after the disappointing 7-5 regular season record, and a big change apparently has come.

Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando has been fired.

Orange Bloods’ Anwar Richardson says co-defensive coordinator Craig Naivar is expected to take the position through the bowl game.

Orlando, 48, played linebacker at Wisconsin and has been a defensive college coach since 1996. He coached under Tom Herman at Houston for two seasons before moving to Texas when Herman got the Longhorns job.

Richardson says the complaints with Orlando ranged from scheme to player development to recruiting.

Richardson mentions former Rutgers head coach Chris Ash as a potential replacement for Orlando.

Texas’ defense allowed 34 to Oklahoma, 48 points to Kansas, and 37 in a loss to TCU during a three-game stretch in the middle of the season where they went 1-2. The Longhorns rank 75th out of 130 teams with 28.9 points allowed per game.

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