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Sources: Wofford moves quickly, adds Pitt Panthers coach to staff


The Pittsburgh-to-Wofford pipeline is once again flowing.

With season fast approaching, Wofford and Josh Conklin wasted no time in filling the defensive line coaching position vacated by Allen Smith's departure for the NFL.

Sources on Thursday told FootballScoop that Conklin is tabbing Pittsburgh's Bryan Bing to be the Terriers' new defensive line coach.

A Bradenton, Florida, native who played in college at Methodist (N.C.), Bing had spent the past two seasons as a defensive graduate assistant for the Panthers after he served in a similar capacity at Kent State in 2017.

In 2018, Bing coached defensive tackles at Butler University.

Wofford, like the rest of the Southern Conference and much of the Football Championship Subdivision, opens its COVID-induced spring season this month. The Terriers host SoCon rival Mercer on Feb. 20.

It's been a strong testament to Conklin's Wofford program this month with his assistants' moves.

Prior to Allen joining the Houston Texans' staff and that franchise's new head coach, David Culley, then-Wofford defensive coordinator Sam Siefkes was hired away by Ed Orgeron and LSU last week for a role as defensive analyst for the Tigers.

LSU has revamped its defensive staff this offseason, tabbing former Miami defensive coordinator Blake Baker for its linebackers coach and plucking Daronte Jones from the Minnesota Vikings to be defensive coordinator.