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Colorado defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh, right, is reportedly leaving CU for Tennessee.
Colorado defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh, right, is reportedly leaving CU for Tennessee.

While head coach Mel Tucker appears to be staying in Boulder, Colorado is apparently going to need a new defensive line coach.

Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported Monday morning that CU defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh is leaving the Buffs to take a similar position at Tennessee.

Earlier on Monday, it was reported that Tennessee is losing its defensive line coach, Tracy Rocker, to South Carolina. Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt apparently didn’t take long to find a replacement.

CU has yet to confirm Brumbaugh’s departure.

Brumbaugh, 43, was hired by Tucker in December of 2018. He signed a two-year contract with the Buffs, officially beginning Feb. 15, 2009.

Per the terms of his contract, Brumbaugh had a $175,000 salary last season, but that was set to jump to $450,000 for this next season. Year No. 2 of Brumbaugh’s contract was to begin on Saturday.

According to his contract, if Brumbaugh terminates the agreement before this Friday, he would owe CU the sum of $100,000 in liquidated damages.

Brumbaugh came to CU after two seasons at Maryland. From 2013-16, he coached the defensive line at Kentucky.

During his one season at CU, Brumbaugh was widely praised by players, Tucker and defensive coordinator Tyson Summers for his work with the Buffs’ defensive linemen.

Brumbaugh’s son, Legend, is a walk-on tight end with the Buffs and it is unclear if he will remain with CU. Legend played two seasons at Maryland before coming to CU with his father last year.

Tucker was reportedly a candidate for the head coaching position at Michigan State, but on Saturday said that he is committed to CU.

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