Levine’s staff takes shape
There will be some new faces on the sidelines for the Cougars this season.
In the two weeks since the Cougars’ win over Penn State at the TicketCity Bowl, head coach Tony Levine has filled out his staff.
Former linebackers coach Jamie Bryant was promoted to defensive coordinator. Former defensive coordinator Brian Stewart left UH to take the same position at Maryland.
Replacing Kliff Kingsbury, who will join Sumlin at A&M, is Mike Nesbitt. Nesbitt, who will keep the Cougars’ “Air Raid” attack intact, worked last season as Stephen F. Austin’s offensive coordinator, and held the same position at Blinn College during their 2006 NJCAA championship season.
Jamie Christian becomes the Cougars’ new special teams coordinator after spending five seasons at Arizona State. The special teams unit should not skip a beat with Levine’s replacement. Christian mentored 2007 Groza Award-winner Thomas Weber, and last season helped the Sun Devils rank fifth in the NCAA in punt returns and tenth in kick returns.