Huskers hire Cal's Tuioti as new defensive line coach


Nebraska has officially found its new defensive line coach.

As reported by HuskerOnline for the first time on Monday, Cal's Tony Tuioti will be the next coach on the NU defense line, replacing Mike Dawson, who has held a New York Giants position.

"We are pleased to add Tony Tuioti to our coaching team and look forward to seeing him join his family in Nebraska," said head coach Scott Frost in a statement. "Tony has been a key part of one of the country's best defense systems over the past two seasons in Cal. It will bring great energy to our staff, has a long history of player development and an impressive recruiting experience. "

Tuioti was one of the many candidates who were interviewed for the job. He arrives at the NU after working in California last season as a defensive line coach under head coach Justin Wilcox. Like NU, the Bears also performed a 3-4 base defense.

Before Cal, Tuioti worked in Michigan under the leadership of Jim Harbaugh in 2016 as the staff director of the players, and with the Cleveland Browns in 2014 and 2015, as an assistant line of defense coach.

Tuioti spent the longest part of his coaching career in Hawaii from 2008 to 2013, where he performed many different duties, including linebackers and defensive line coaches.

The Huskers will open their spring practices on Monday and Tuioti will inherit a defensive line consisting of five senior fellows as the 2019 season approaches, in addition to a stable of young first and second players. year entering the program.

"I want to thank coach Frost for the opportunity to be part of the Nebraska football family," said Tuioti. "I believe in what he does and the culture he builds in Nebraska and I'm delighted to be part of it."

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