Reports indicate that Oregon inside linebackers coach and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt is to leave the Oregon football program, first reported by Matt Prehm of 247 Sports.
Over the span of two years as Oregon's defensive coordinator, Leavitt improved the Ducks' 126th ranked defense in 2016 to 67th in 2018 in the nation. Oregon's scoring defense has also improved from 41.4 points per game to 28 points per game.
Leavitt joins outisde linebackers coach Cort Dennison as well as wide receivers coach Michael Johnson as the coaches to leave the Oregon program following the 2018 season.
Mario Cristobal now has one more big coaching void to fill after hiring Ken Wilson (outside linebackers from WSU) and Jovon Bouknight (wide receivers from Texas Tech).
According to the 24/7 report, Oregon will appoint co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Keith Heyward to defensive coordinator.
With star linebacker Troy Dye announcing he would return to Oregon for his senior season, all was looking good once again for Leavitt and the Ducks defense. But how will this big time change affect the program as well as the incoming recruits? More to come from our Ducks insider Bri Amaranthus.