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Awfully quiet on the DC front.

hiphopfroggy

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I like the Tulsa DC. Was hoping to like the San Diego State D Coordinator and he might be great I know nothing about him. But when I saw him my first thought was that he is probably not a good match for TCU.
 

Stables Bartender

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Joseph Gillespie is in his third season as defensive coordinator at The University of Tulsa in 2021. In his seventh year overall at Tulsa, Gillespie continues to coach linebackers for the Golden Hurricane. Gillespie came to Tulsa in January 2015 following 20 years as a high school football coach in the state of Texas.

Gillespie was promoted to defensive coordinator on January 3, 2019, following the retirement of Bill Young.

In 2020, Gillespie was named the FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year and was a finalist for Defensive Coordinator of the Year as well.

Gillespie tutored Consensus All-America linebacker and the 2020 Chuck Bednarik, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award Winner Zaven Collins. During the season, the 6'4" linebacker won the Chuck Bednarik, Walter Camp and Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week awards in three separate weeks and earned The American's Defensive Player of the Week four times.

But Tulsa's linebacking corps was more than just its leader. In fact, sophomore Justin Wright led the unit with 63 tackles en route to earning second-team all-conference honors, and senior Treyvon Reeves ranked fifth on the team with 43 stops.

Under Gillespie's direction, Tulsa’s 2020 defense was ranked second in The American for total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency. Tulsa also ranked among the nation's best defenses for a variety of statistical categories. The Hurricane held opponents to 333.6 total yards (19th in NCAA) and 21.6 points per game (27th in NCAA). Tulsa also ranked 18th for fewest passing yards, 19th nationally in pass efficiency defense, 20th in red zone defense and 43rd in rushing defense.

In the 2020 season, Tulsa's defense totaled 69 tackles for loss, 23 quarterback sacks, 32 pass breakups, 10 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries and six interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns.

Collins was the 16th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, becoming the third Hurricane defender to be drafted within the last two years. A year earlier, cornerback Reggie Robinson II was a fourth round Dallas Cowboys draft choice and defensive end Trevis Gipson was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round.

Gillespie helped transition the Hurricane from a base 4-man front to a 3-3-5 alignment in 2018 as Tulsa’s defensive numbers emphatically improved. Tulsa ended the 2018 regular season with the nation’s 8th best pass defense, while allowing opponents 120+ yards less in total offense than a year earlier. The defensive unit continued to show improvement last season, cutting opponents total yardage to under 400 yards per game.

He has been a part of three bowl teams with the Hurricane, including the 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl, 2016 Miami Beach Bowl and 2020 Armed Forces Bowl.

Before coming to Tulsa, Gillespie spent seven years (2008-14) as the athletic director and head football coach at Stephenville (Texas) High School. His teams compiled a .758 winning percentage with an overall 72-23 record, while winning the district championship three times, sharing the district crown once, advancing to the state playoffs seven times and winning one state championship.

Gillespie led his 2012 team to a 13-1 overall record and the Class 3A state title, while a year later his team compiled a 12-2 mark and advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals. Gillespie’s 2014 team finished the season with a 9-4 record and advanced to the state quarterfinal round.

He coached former Auburn star and current New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham at Stephenville.

In his first season, Gillespie led Stephenville to a 10-4 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the 2008 Class 4A state playoffs. His 2009 team recorded a 9-3 mark and was undefeated in District 7-4A, while in 2010 posted an 8-6 record and advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals. The 2011 team registered an overall 11-3 mark and again advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals.

Gillespie earned District Coach of the Year honors four times (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and was the Big Country Coach of the Year for three seasons (2008, 2011 and 2012).

Before becoming the Stephenville head coach in February 2008, Gillespie served 13 years as an assistant coach at the school. He coached under Art Briles for five years, Texas High School Hall of Honor inductee Mike Copeland for three seasons and Chad Morris for five years.

As an assistant coach, Gillespie helped lead Stephenville to two state titles, coming in 1998 and 1999. Gillespie coached linebackers and safeties under Morris and was the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach under Copeland.

A Stephenville native, Gillespie earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Angelo State in 1994.

Gillespie and his wife, Jodi, have three children: sons Josh and Jake, daughter Chelsea and son-in-law, Tyler, grandson Emmerson and granddaughter Ayla.
 

CountryFrog

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Then he's got a long time to wait before making a deal, or letting us know about it, at least.
It's pretty standard for these coaching moves involving bowl/playoff teams to be formally announced as soon as the regular season is over. If they're bringing in someone from Georgia's staff then it will almost certainly be made official Sunday or Monday. They're not going to wait until mid-January.
 

Limp Lizard

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I like the Tulsa DC. Was hoping to like the San Diego State D Coordinator and he might be great I know nothing about him. But when I saw him my first thought was that he is probably not a good match for TCU.
He didn't look like a TCU DC? Just looked at him on the SDSU site...kinda reminds me of GP, only heavier.
 

Long Time Lurker

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Joseph Gillespie is in his third season as defensive coordinator at The University of Tulsa in 2021. In his seventh year overall at Tulsa, Gillespie continues to coach linebackers for the Golden Hurricane. Gillespie came to Tulsa in January 2015 following 20 years as a high school football coach in the state of Texas.

Gillespie was promoted to defensive coordinator on January 3, 2019, following the retirement of Bill Young.

In 2020, Gillespie was named the FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year and was a finalist for Defensive Coordinator of the Year as well.

Gillespie tutored Consensus All-America linebacker and the 2020 Chuck Bednarik, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award Winner Zaven Collins. During the season, the 6'4" linebacker won the Chuck Bednarik, Walter Camp and Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week awards in three separate weeks and earned The American's Defensive Player of the Week four times.

But Tulsa's linebacking corps was more than just its leader. In fact, sophomore Justin Wright led the unit with 63 tackles en route to earning second-team all-conference honors, and senior Treyvon Reeves ranked fifth on the team with 43 stops.

Under Gillespie's direction, Tulsa’s 2020 defense was ranked second in The American for total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency. Tulsa also ranked among the nation's best defenses for a variety of statistical categories. The Hurricane held opponents to 333.6 total yards (19th in NCAA) and 21.6 points per game (27th in NCAA). Tulsa also ranked 18th for fewest passing yards, 19th nationally in pass efficiency defense, 20th in red zone defense and 43rd in rushing defense.

In the 2020 season, Tulsa's defense totaled 69 tackles for loss, 23 quarterback sacks, 32 pass breakups, 10 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries and six interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns.

Collins was the 16th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, becoming the third Hurricane defender to be drafted within the last two years. A year earlier, cornerback Reggie Robinson II was a fourth round Dallas Cowboys draft choice and defensive end Trevis Gipson was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round.

Gillespie helped transition the Hurricane from a base 4-man front to a 3-3-5 alignment in 2018 as Tulsa’s defensive numbers emphatically improved. Tulsa ended the 2018 regular season with the nation’s 8th best pass defense, while allowing opponents 120+ yards less in total offense than a year earlier. The defensive unit continued to show improvement last season, cutting opponents total yardage to under 400 yards per game.

He has been a part of three bowl teams with the Hurricane, including the 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl, 2016 Miami Beach Bowl and 2020 Armed Forces Bowl.

Before coming to Tulsa, Gillespie spent seven years (2008-14) as the athletic director and head football coach at Stephenville (Texas) High School. His teams compiled a .758 winning percentage with an overall 72-23 record, while winning the district championship three times, sharing the district crown once, advancing to the state playoffs seven times and winning one state championship.

Gillespie led his 2012 team to a 13-1 overall record and the Class 3A state title, while a year later his team compiled a 12-2 mark and advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals. Gillespie’s 2014 team finished the season with a 9-4 record and advanced to the state quarterfinal round.

He coached former Auburn star and current New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham at Stephenville.

In his first season, Gillespie led Stephenville to a 10-4 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the 2008 Class 4A state playoffs. His 2009 team recorded a 9-3 mark and was undefeated in District 7-4A, while in 2010 posted an 8-6 record and advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals. The 2011 team registered an overall 11-3 mark and again advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals.

Gillespie earned District Coach of the Year honors four times (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and was the Big Country Coach of the Year for three seasons (2008, 2011 and 2012).

Before becoming the Stephenville head coach in February 2008, Gillespie served 13 years as an assistant coach at the school. He coached under Art Briles for five years, Texas High School Hall of Honor inductee Mike Copeland for three seasons and Chad Morris for five years.

As an assistant coach, Gillespie helped lead Stephenville to two state titles, coming in 1998 and 1999. Gillespie coached linebackers and safeties under Morris and was the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach under Copeland.

A Stephenville native, Gillespie earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Angelo State in 1994.

Gillespie and his wife, Jodi, have three children: sons Josh and Jake, daughter Chelsea and son-in-law, Tyler, grandson Emmerson and granddaughter Ayla.
I seem to recall someone on here saying they lived in Tulsa and something along the lines of “my neighbor is a Tulsa coach or head coach, I can’t remember.
 

Fort Frog

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Joseph Gillespie is in his third season as defensive coordinator at The University of Tulsa in 2021. In his seventh year overall at Tulsa, Gillespie continues to coach linebackers for the Golden Hurricane. Gillespie came to Tulsa in January 2015 following 20 years as a high school football coach in the state of Texas.

Gillespie was promoted to defensive coordinator on January 3, 2019, following the retirement of Bill Young.

In 2020, Gillespie was named the FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year and was a finalist for Defensive Coordinator of the Year as well.

Gillespie tutored Consensus All-America linebacker and the 2020 Chuck Bednarik, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award Winner Zaven Collins. During the season, the 6'4" linebacker won the Chuck Bednarik, Walter Camp and Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week awards in three separate weeks and earned The American's Defensive Player of the Week four times.

But Tulsa's linebacking corps was more than just its leader. In fact, sophomore Justin Wright led the unit with 63 tackles en route to earning second-team all-conference honors, and senior Treyvon Reeves ranked fifth on the team with 43 stops.

Under Gillespie's direction, Tulsa’s 2020 defense was ranked second in The American for total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency. Tulsa also ranked among the nation's best defenses for a variety of statistical categories. The Hurricane held opponents to 333.6 total yards (19th in NCAA) and 21.6 points per game (27th in NCAA). Tulsa also ranked 18th for fewest passing yards, 19th nationally in pass efficiency defense, 20th in red zone defense and 43rd in rushing defense.

In the 2020 season, Tulsa's defense totaled 69 tackles for loss, 23 quarterback sacks, 32 pass breakups, 10 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries and six interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns.

Collins was the 16th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, becoming the third Hurricane defender to be drafted within the last two years. A year earlier, cornerback Reggie Robinson II was a fourth round Dallas Cowboys draft choice and defensive end Trevis Gipson was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round.

Gillespie helped transition the Hurricane from a base 4-man front to a 3-3-5 alignment in 2018 as Tulsa’s defensive numbers emphatically improved. Tulsa ended the 2018 regular season with the nation’s 8th best pass defense, while allowing opponents 120+ yards less in total offense than a year earlier. The defensive unit continued to show improvement last season, cutting opponents total yardage to under 400 yards per game.

He has been a part of three bowl teams with the Hurricane, including the 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl, 2016 Miami Beach Bowl and 2020 Armed Forces Bowl.

Before coming to Tulsa, Gillespie spent seven years (2008-14) as the athletic director and head football coach at Stephenville (Texas) High School. His teams compiled a .758 winning percentage with an overall 72-23 record, while winning the district championship three times, sharing the district crown once, advancing to the state playoffs seven times and winning one state championship.

Gillespie led his 2012 team to a 13-1 overall record and the Class 3A state title, while a year later his team compiled a 12-2 mark and advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals. Gillespie’s 2014 team finished the season with a 9-4 record and advanced to the state quarterfinal round.

He coached former Auburn star and current New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham at Stephenville.

In his first season, Gillespie led Stephenville to a 10-4 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the 2008 Class 4A state playoffs. His 2009 team recorded a 9-3 mark and was undefeated in District 7-4A, while in 2010 posted an 8-6 record and advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals. The 2011 team registered an overall 11-3 mark and again advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals.

Gillespie earned District Coach of the Year honors four times (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and was the Big Country Coach of the Year for three seasons (2008, 2011 and 2012).

Before becoming the Stephenville head coach in February 2008, Gillespie served 13 years as an assistant coach at the school. He coached under Art Briles for five years, Texas High School Hall of Honor inductee Mike Copeland for three seasons and Chad Morris for five years.

As an assistant coach, Gillespie helped lead Stephenville to two state titles, coming in 1998 and 1999. Gillespie coached linebackers and safeties under Morris and was the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach under Copeland.

A Stephenville native, Gillespie earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Angelo State in 1994.

Gillespie and his wife, Jodi, have three children: sons Josh and Jake, daughter Chelsea and son-in-law, Tyler, grandson Emmerson and granddaughter Ayla.
This guy sounds like the perfect fit. I hope it’s him as the DC.
 

Froggish

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Everyone is well aware that Sonny wants to double down on TX recruiting. Gillespie, Belk, or Schumann or the obvious choices in the hopper. Gillespie is the most likely
 
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