Weis looking at Martinez for DC?

Posted on: January 6th, 2012 by jayhawktalk No Comments
Willie Martinez

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Jayhawk Slant tweeted this morning that there is some smoke surrounding Willie Martinez (current DB coach for Oklahoma) to become the next defensive coordinator at Kansas. Martinez has coached at OU since 2010. Prior to that, he was on the Georgia staff for nine years, serving as defensive coordinator for five. While in Athens, 14 of his defensive backs were selected in the NFL draft.

His Georgia defenses from 2005 to 2007 were fantastic, ranking consistently in the top 10 in a lot of defensive categories. However, during his tenure, the defensive numbers fell each year. He was eventually fired in 2009 after his team ranked 11th in the SEC in total defense, giving up an average of nearly 28 points per game.

He has some recruiting ties in Florida, a hot bed for great DB talent and athletes overall. He has gameday defensive coordinator experience, and he is now familiar with the Big 12. I think Kansas could do worse than hire Martinez.

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