NC State adds ex-West Virginia DC to staff
North Carolina State hired former West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson as its codefensive coordinator and safeties coach, head coach Dave Doeren announced Sunday.
Gibson helped develop linebacker David Long into the Big 12 defensive player of the year in 2018 and led the Mountaineers’ defense for the past five years. He left West Virginia during the head coaching transition from Dana Holgorsen to Neal Brown.
Gibson will work alongside defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable with the Wolfpack. He fills the vacancy created when Ted Roof left after one season for Appalachian State, where former N.C. State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz was hired as head coach.
Alabama: All-America safety Deionte Thompson became the sixth Crimson Tide player leaving early for the NFL Draft. Thompson, who has graduated, made 79 tackles and added two interceptions and four forced fumbles in his first season as a starter.