By Thayer Evans
January 08, 2015

Former LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley has officially accepted the same job at Texas, according to a source.

Haley, 48, succeeds Chris Rumph, who left to be Florida’s defensive line coach earlier this month. Haley has Texas ties from his stints as Baylor’s defensive coordinator from 1999 through 2001 and a season as outside linebackers coach at Houston in 1997.

He is a renowned recruiter who was well liked by his players at LSU. But he was demoted last month at LSU to make room for Ed Orgeron just weeks after Haley signed a new two-year contract.

Haley had coached the defensive line at LSU since 2009 and during that time nine of his defensive lineman were selected in the NFL Draft. Prior to joining the Tigers, he coached defensive line for the Chicago Bears for two seasons.

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He was also defensive line coach at Mississippi State from 2004-06 and prior to that he coached linebackers for two seasons at Georgia Tech. Between his stints at Baylor and Houston, he coached outside linebackers at Clemson in 1998.

Haley coached defensive line at Troy from 1994-96 and was promoted to defensive coordinator after his final season before leaving for Houston. He was also defensive line coach at Austin Peay from 1991-93, a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 1990 and an assistant at Enterprise (Ala.) High School.

 A Gadsden, Ala. native, Haley played linebacker at Alabama A&M from 1984-88 and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. Texas had a 6-7 record this past year in Longhorns coach Charlie Strong’s inaugural campaign.

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