Nevada DC Hazelton Hired by Jaguars

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Nevada defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton has been hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as their assistant linebackers coach.

Wolf Pack head coach Brian Polian released the following statement:

"Scottie Hazelton has decided to leave the Nevada football program in order to pursue an opportunity with the Jacksonville Jaguars. I know that it was not an easy decision for Scottie and his wife, Brooke, but the opportunity to be with one of his mentors in Coach Bradley and work in the NFL pulled him away. We appreciate all of the work that he has done here over the last year and we wish both him and his family nothing but the best moving forward. The search for a new defensive coordinator has already begun and we will have the right person in place shortly."

Hazelton spent one season as the Wolf Pack's defensive coordinator. Prior to that, he served as linebackers coach at USC. He spent the previous five years at North Dakota State, including two seasons as their defensive coordinator.

Hazelton is a graduate of Fort Lewis College.