Although D.J. Eliot’s departure from Kentucky is not breaking news, it was not immediately clear what role Eliot was taking at Colorado. However, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported Thursday night that Eliot’s new position has now been specified. He’ll be taking the same role, defensive coordinator, as he held on Mark Stoops’ staff:
D.J. Eliot leaving Kentucky to be defensive coordinator at Colorado
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 20, 2017
It’s obviously never easy to lose someone as important as your defensive coordinator, but Eliot is at least getting out of the SEC. Colorado, led by national coach of the year Mike MacIntyre, is one of the trendier places in the country right now, so it’s understandable that Eliot got poached. It’s unclear at this time who will be his replacement.