Lorenzo Ward won’t be out of work for much longer.
The former South Carolina co-defensive coordinator will be the next defensive coordinator at Fresno State, sources told Scout.com’s Josh Twist.
Ward was not retained by first-year Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp, who named former Auburn assistant Travaris Robinson as his defensive coordinator.
Ward spent seven seasons with South Carolina, the last three as defensive coordinator. In 2015, he split responsibilities with Jon Hoke.
The 2015 Gamecocks ranked No. 95 in total defense nationally (429.8 yards per game); Fresno State finished No. 102. The Gamecocks ranked No. 70 is scoring defense nationally (27.5 points per game); Fresno State finished No. 119.
South Carolina’s defense finished last in the SEC in both of those categories.