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Okruch a finalist for defensive coordinator

By mrasor Published: January 4, 2010

Football
A source tells me that Vince Okruch is among the two finalists for the defensive coordinator job.
Okruch coached the linebackers under J.D. Brookhart in 2009. That unit was one of the team's most productive, including stud freshman Brian Wagner. Okruch has served as defensive coordinator at four schools, most recently being Illinois. FootballScoop.com says Okruch planned to interview at Florida International.
The other candidate for Akron's defensive coordinator job is Curt Mallory, who just finished his second season as co-defensive coordinator at Illinois.
From what I hear, many players really enjoyed working with Okruch. He would bring some continuity to the 2010 team.
This news comes a week or so after Akron hired former San Francisco 49er Bryant Young as its defensive line coach and Charlie Camp as linebackers coach.

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