i like the hires.

By: LagunaSC

just a couple of thoughts.  i kinda like that they are from different regions and are definitely qualified.  i would imagine Sanders & Martin have an impact in recruiting, while Hazelton our possible future DC, post-Monte.

Marvin Sanders is a Nebraksa / B12 region guy, Tee Martin is an SEC guy (Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky) and Scottie Hazelton is a midwest guy.  all three are now in a place they've never had any ties to, as far as i have read. 

Sanders has been a defensive coordinator twice (Nebraska-Omaha, North Carolina) and was set to be a DC, again (FAU, under Carl Pelini).  Hazelton has coached all defensive positions and was DC (North Dakota State).  i've read that Martin has a future with QBs and as an OC, but who knows.  everything points to him being an impact recruiters, however.



Tee Martin (from post below):

Greg Biggins
TeeMartin is HUGE hire for , traveled with him on the Nike Camp tour for 2 years, great football mind, monster recruiter, knows the game

Bryan Fischer



Marvin Sanders:

After a one-year absence from coaching, Sanders was again brought back to Nebraska following the firing of Bill Callahan after a four year record of 27-22. Callahan's replacement was former Nebraska Defensive Coordinator Bo Pelini, who had also been let go along with most of Frank Solich's staff after 2003. Pelini installed Sanders as the Secondary Coach for the Cornhuskers as part of his effort to turn around a program that had struggled under Callahan. Nebraska's Blackshirts defense improved to rank as the second best in the Big 12 Conference in 2008 after languishing near the bottom of the pack nationally in the years prior. In 2009, two of Sanders' players were named to the All-Big 12 first team, and the Nebraska secondary was among the highest ranked in the nation with the highest-rated pass defense and highest-rated scoring defense, and among the top ten nationally in rushing defense, sacks, and total defense. The 2009 Nebraska secondary intercepted 18 times while only allowing seven touchdown passes all season.


Scottie Hazelton:

In 2010, Hazelton was promoted to defensive coordinator. His defensive unit greatly improved from 2009 as the Bison's ranked 7th nationally in scoring defence (18.21 ppg) and turnover margin (+1.07 avg).[16] As well the defence ranked 15th in pass efficiency and 19th in sacks.[17]

The Bison's advanced to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs in 2010 for the first time in school history during Hazelton's inaugural season as defensive coordinator which included a win over Big 12 member Kansas 6-3.[18] In their game against the Jayhawks Hazelton's defence forced 3 turnovers and held them to under 300 yards.[19]

2011 was a banner year for Hazelton and the Bison's as they went on to win the FCS National Championship 17-6 over Sam Houston[20] along with finishing the year with a 14-1 (7-1) record.[21] During the playoffs the Bison's road their defence as they gave up just 27 points in four games.[22] The Bison's ranked 1st nationally in points allowed (12.73 ppg) and tied for 7th in takeaways with 31 in 15 games.[23] For the second time in four years Hazelton and the Bison's beat Big 10 member Minnesota 37-24.[24]

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