Bobby Petrino has hired a new defensive coordinator in Paul Haynes. He was previously safeties coach and co-DC at Ohio State, the latter position being new in 2011 after former co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell became head coach.
He's a young up-and-coming coach who has been a part of some fantastic defenses in Columbus. Haynes has worked with former Petrino assistant (and boss) John L. Smith and former Petrino assistant (and new UAB head coach) Garrick McGee. In his canned statement, Petrino says Haynes is "extremely familiar" with the way he runs things and cites the numerous championships Haynes has been a part of as a positive.