Colorado and new head football coach Mel Tucker are close to hiring three quality control coaches.

Bryan Cook (defense), William Peagler (offense) and Reed Heim (special teams) are slated to work as the directors of quality control for the Buffaloes.

In working with the defense, Cook will be reunited with new CU defensive coordinator Tyson Summers. In 2017, when Summers was head coach at Georgia Southern, he hired Cook as offensive coordinator.

Cook has spent the past six seasons in the state of Georgia. He was quarterbacks and B-backs coach at Georgia Tech from 2013-16 before moving to Georgia Southern in 2017. Last season, he was as a defensive quality control assistant at Georgia Tech.

Bryan Cook
Bryan Cook

A graduate of Ithaca College, where he played football and lacrosse, Cook has had several other stops, including four seasons (2009-12) as the offensive coordinator at Cal Poly.

Peagler will be reunited with new offensive coordinator Jay Johnson. In 2016, when Johnson was offensive coordinator at Minnesota, Peagler was an offensive quality control assistant with the Gophers. In 2017, he was hired as a graduate assistant at Georgia, where he worked with Johnson and Tucker. Peagler also worked with Johnson for three seasons (2011-13) at Louisiana. Johnson was offensive coordinator, while Peagler was a quality control assistant and then a graduate assistant.


Last season, Peagler worked as the director of player personnel at Louisiana. A Clemson graduate, he has also worked in the junior college and high school ranks and was tight ends coach at Valdosta State in 2010. He worked as a student assistant at Clemson from 2006-09.

Heim comes to CU from Tulsa, where he worked last season as the director of high school relations and recruiting. Prior to Tulsa, he spent the 2017 season at Richardson (Texas) High School and four seasons (2013-16) as defensive coordinator at Division III Hendrix College.

William Peagler
William Peagler

A 2000 graduate of Austin College in Texas, where he was an all-conference linebacker, Heim has also worked as a graduate assistant at SMU and Baylor and spent four years (2003-06) as a defensive assistant at Virginia Military Institute.

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