Arizona hires UCLA assistant Nansen as defensive coordinator
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona has hired UCLA defensive line coach Johnny Nansen as its defensive coordinator.
Nansen replaces Don Brown, who left to become the head coach at Massachusetts.
Nansen spent the past two seasons coaching the Bruins’ defensive line and has coached in the Pac-12 since 2009. He previously spent six seasons as an assistant at Southern California, serving as assistant head coach while working with the linebackers and recruiting efforts from 2016-18.
Nansen served in a variety of roles at Washington from 2009-13, including a stint as assistant head coach. He also worked at Idaho from 2004-08 after playing three seasons at Washington State.
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