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Tibesar's experience in CFL helped him tremendously

ESPN's Big Ten writer, Adam Rittenberg, got the opportunity to sit down and talk with newly hired Purdue defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar recently.

Tibesar said that the he was happy with his job calling the defense for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes but Purdue was an opportunity that fit every category that he was looking for, including "working with great people".

Tibesar also told Rittenberg that his experience in the CFL helped him grow tremendously as a coach because it forced him to solve problems that most coaches back in the states didn't have an answer for.

"You've got problems that don't come up in the states, with multiple players going in motion and 12 guys on the field. So I felt like it was a great growing opportunity for me from a schematic standpoint and learning the science of the game." he said of his experience up north.