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University at Buffalo hires Maurice Linguist as new head football coach

Maurice Linguist
Posted at 7:45 PM, May 07, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo athletic department has announced Maurice Linguist will be the next head football coach.

Linguist was most recently a co-defensive coordinator at Michigan and was formerly a cornerbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

He also served as an assistant coach for UB from 2012 to 2013. Linguist oversaw defensive backs and was also the Bulls' passing game coordinator in 2013.

Other coaching stops in the Power Five include Iowa State, Mississippi State, Minnesota, and a two-year stint at Texas A&M.

Linguist will be formally introduced on Monday morning. He replaces Lance Leipold, who left UB for the head coach position at University of Kansas.