Wednesday, May 31, 2017
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- South Carolina State head football coach Buddy Pough will have a different defensive coordinator in the 2017 season.
S.C. State confirmed that defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Kirk Botkin is leaving the program.
Botkin came to the Bulldogs after being a linebackers coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks for five seasons with Steve Spurrier. Under Botkin the Bulldogs led the MEAC in takeaways (31) and total defense (334 total yards allowed per game) last year.
“We have a plan in place and it will probably be the first of July when we announce (who we are hiring),” Pough said Wednesday.