Former Vols Co-DC Jimmy Brumbaugh headed to Oregon Ducks in analyst role

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After serving as Tennessee's co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for four games before being fired, Jimmy Brumbaugh is headed to Oregon in an analyst role per Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports.

When joining the Vols, Brumbaugh signed a two-year, $650,000 deal before getting fired after a 34-7 defeat to Kentucky last season. 

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"He’s a quality coach, he’s a good coach and he’ll land on his feet with no problem," said Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops following the firing. Brumbaugh had coached under Stoops at Kentucky. 

"I have no idea what goes on there and that’s not my business but at some point, I will reach out to Jimmy. That’s disappointing."

Before heading to Knoxville, Brumbaugh gained Pac-12 experience as the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Colorado in 2019. 

Prior to that single-season stop, Brumbaugh had the same responsibilities at Maryland from 2017-2018, and coached just the defensive line at Tennessee-Chattanooga (2005), Louisiana Tech (2008-09), Syracuse (2010-11), East Mississippi Community College (2012), and Kentucky (2013-2016).

While at Kentucky, he helped develop future NFL defensive linemen Za’Darius Smith and Bud Dupree.

While a player at Auburn, he earned All-SEC honors in 1996-97. Throughout his college career, he recorded 291 tackles, 22 tackles-for-loss and 15 sacks.