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Report: CU Buffs to hire LSU’s Patrick Hill to coach defensive tackles

New Colorado defensive tackles coach Patrick Hill.
New Colorado defensive tackles coach Patrick Hill.

Colorado head football coach Deion Sanders has apparently filled the final vacancy on his coaching staff.

According to reports, Patrick Hill, who spent this season as a defensive analyst at LSU, will be hired to coach the CU defensive tackles. Hill’s hire was first reported by Matt Zenitz of

A graduate of Concordia-Chicago, Hill began his coaching career at his alma mater, from 2008-12. He has also coached at Adrian College, Concordia-Ann Arbor, West Virginia State, James Madison, Ferrum College, Morehead State, Eastern Michigan, Angelo State, Central Oklahoma, Upper Iowa and Birmingham-Southern.

CU has previously announced its other nine full-time on-field assistants, including offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Sean Lewis and defensive coordinator/safeties coach Charles Kelly.

Other assistants include Brett Bartolone (receivers), Tim Brewster (tight ends), Gary Harrell (running backs), Andre’ Hart (linebackers), Kevin Mathis (cornerbacks), Bill O’Boyle (offensive line) and Nick Williams (defensive ends).


Former CU quarterback Maddox Kopp announced Thursday he is transferring to Miami (OH). Kopp, who transferred to CU last winter from Houston, made his collegiate debut by starting the Buffs’ finale against Utah. Because he’s not a graduate transfer, Kopp would need an NCAA waiver to be eligible to play next season.