Vance Bedford Confirmed As New Texas Longhorn Defensive Coordinator

Vance Bedford returns to the 40 Acres, where he was a standout DB on the elite Akers' defenses in the early 1980s.

Vance Bedford returns to the 40 Acres, where he was a standout DB on the elite Akers' defenses in the early 1980s.

This year the Louisville defense finished 2nd in the country in scoring defense (12.2 ppg) while the Cardinals finished 7th in overall S+P rankings. Here's a quick snippet of his resume:

Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986
1987–1992
1993–1994
1995–1998
1999–2004
2005–2006
2007
2008–2009
2010–present
Navarro JC (Assist.)
Colorado State (DB)
Oklahoma State (DB)
Michigan (DB)
Chicago Bears (DB)
Oklahoma State (DC)
Michigan (DB)
Florida (DB)
Louisville (DC)

His time in Stillwater wasn't particularly glorious, but he has extensive NFL and college coaching experience at several major programs in addition to serving as Charlie Strong's defensive right hand.  It's unclear whether he'll also coach DBs in addition to his DC responsibilities.

If you haven't seen Vance speak yet, he's quite understated and reserved:


Welcome back, Vance.

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