Oregon State names Kevin Clune as new defensive coordinator

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Kevin Clune, the linebackers and defensive coordinator for Utah State, has been named the new defensive coordinator for Oregon State.

The move reunites Clune with Beavers head coach Gary Andersen, who worked with him on prior stops at Southern Utah, Utah State and Utah. Clune will also serve as inside linebackers coach at Oregon State.

Clune, who has 24 years of coaching experience, was defensive coordinator at Hawaii before he took the same post for the Aggies. Utah State finished 6-7 last season, advancing to the Idaho Potato Bowl.

He also was linebackers coach at Utah State from 2009-13.

Andersen and Clune worked together in 2001 at Utah, where Clune was a graduate assistant. Clune also served as Andersen's defensive coordinator at Southern Utah.

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