New University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong intends to make Florida cornerbacks coach Vance Bedford his defensive coordinator, according to published reports.
Apparently Bedford was getting looked at for the HC position at Buffalo. He started the turnaround in the secondary that got UF into the top ten in pass efficiency the past couple of seasons. He was DB coach at Michigan for a while under Lloyd Carr and coached Charles Woodson.
HIs DC stint at Oklahoma State is a bit underwhelming, ranked 95th in 2005 and 89th in 2006 in total defense. Pass defense was 53rd overall in 2005 and 84th overall in 2006. But I imagine most defensives suffer when you have to play Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Texas.
Courier Journal article here.