Louisiana Tech defensive backs coach Jeff Burris is expected to become the cornerbacks coach at Louisiana, sources told FootballScoop on Monday night.
The 2020 campaign marked Burris’s third in Ruston, working under the son, Skip Holtz, of his college coach, Lou Holtz. Burris was an All-American safety on Notre Dame’s near national champion 1993 team and prior to that played running back for the Irish.
Prior to Louisiana Tech, Burris spent 2017 as the defensive backs coach at Northern Iowa. He was an analyst on the Irish’s 2016 squad.
Burris began coaching in the Indiana high school ranks and spent time with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League before landing the cornerbacks job at UMass in 2012.
He spent 2013-16 as a quality control coach and cornerbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins.
Burris replaces LaMar Morgan, who left to coach corners at Vanderbilt. Together with defensive coordinator/safeties coach Patrick Toney, Morgan was a finalist for the FootballScoop Defensive Backs Coach of the Year award. The 2020 Sun Belt co-champions finished second in the nation in pass efficiency, limiting opponents to 51.9 percent passing on 5.8 yards per attempt with 10 touchdowns against 16 interceptions.
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