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Sources: At long last, Houston has its corners coach

Central Michigan defensive backs coach David Rowe is expected to become the cornerbacks coach at Houston, sources told FootballScoop Monday.

Once completed, Rowe will be the fourth separate coach to hold the job in 2021.

Zac Etheridge began the year in the post before joining Bryan Harsin's new staff at Auburn. The Cougars then hired former Texas corners coach Jay Valai to man the spot before he left shortly after for the Philadelphia Eagles (and later Alabama.)

On Feb. 8, Houston hired McNeese State defensive coordinator Grady Brown, and on Feb. 13 Brown left to coach defensive backs for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rowe spent the past two seasons leading CMU's secondary, and prior to that coached defensive backs for Valdsota State. He broke into coaching as a coaching assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and then became a GA at Western Michigan. His first full-time job came as the defensive coordinator at Rockledge High School in Florida, a job he held from 2015-17.

At Houston, Rowe will work alongside safeties coach Doug Belk, who was promoted to defensive coordinator on Jan. 19. Joe Cauthen was not retained following a herky-jerky season in which the Coogs finished 72nd nationally in yards per play and 80th in scoring.

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