Texas Football: Coleman Hutzler joining Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss

Former Texas football linebackers coach/co-defensive coordinator Coleman Hutzler has found another home with the Ole Miss Rebels for 2021.

The coaching staff of the Texas football program continues to get its face lift after the hiring of the former Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and the reigning Broyles Award winner Steve Sarkisian as their next head coach. Back on Jan. 2, Texas hired Sark away from the Crimson Tide to replace now former fourth-year head coach Tom Herman heading into this offseason.

Sark was a hire that made waves not just for the Longhorns, but around the entire college football landscape. It was pretty surprising when the hire was first announced that Texas would make this move after the vote of confidence that athletic director Chris del Conte gave to Herman just one month ago.

However, with the shaping of the Texas coaching staff starting to really paint a picture for what this sideline will look like come this fall, former assistants from the program are also finding homes elsewhere. On the early afternoon of Jan. 18, it was reported by Matt Zenitz of AL.com on his Twitter timeline that a former Texas positional coach found a home with the Ole Miss Rebels.

The former Texas co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler found a home with head coach Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss heading into this offseason. Hutzler is reportedly expected to become Ole Miss’s next special teams coordinator in a deal that is “expected to finalize in the next couple days”.

Hutzler was a defensive positional coach for the Longhorns for one season, and was brought on board last offseason by Herman and former defensive coordinator/safeties coach Chris Ash. But it doesn’t look like really any of the coordinators and/or defensive positional coaches from the 2020 Texas staff will return under Sark’s direction in 2021.

Prior to taking a job on staff with the Longhorns last offseason, Hutzler was a special teams coordinator at multiple stops, including with the Florida Gators and South Carolina Gamecocks, among other programs. Ole Miss will be his fifth different positional coaching/coordinator job in the Power Five, and the third in the SEC specifically.

Texas saw the likes of Hutzler now leave for Oxford to join Kiffin’s staff with Ole Miss. And Ash has already found another landing spot, as an assistant on staff with recently hired head coach Urban Meyer in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars.