Cowboys Coach Makes Huge First Move
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy made a huge first move on Sunday.
Shortly after McCarthy’s big introductory press conference last week, the immediate issue people expected him to address was his staff.
He pledged not to waste any time putting a championship-level one together, and that is precisely what he is doing now.
According to ESPN college football insider Adam Rittenberg, Dallas is hiring Texas A&M assistant coach Maurice Linguist to coach the secondary.
Source: Texas A&M cornerbacks coach Maurice Linguist is leaving to help coach the secondary with the Dallas Cowboys. A Baylor alum, Linguist also coached DBs with Minnesota, Mississippi State and other spots.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 12, 2020
“Texas A&M cornerbacks coach Maurice Linguist is leaving to help coach the secondary with the Dallas Cowboys,” he reported.
“A Baylor alum, Linguist also coached DBs with Minnesota, Mississippi State and other spots.”
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher has repeatedly complimented Linguist and his abilities.
“He’s extremely articulate and extremely organized,” Fisher said.
“A lot of young guys, they know the game but can they organize and coach? He’s on the board, teaching his technique. And how he explained, he’s a very articulate guy and put it in a way that I thought, as a young player, I could grasp.
“[He’s a] very good recruiter on the road. Guys that coached with him and coached against him spoke very highly of him. And when you meet him, it didn’t take long to know that he’s going to be a heck of a coach.”
McCarthy is expected to announce more big Cowboys hires in the coming days.