Report: Hayes to be named new K-State DC

By The Mercury

Tom Hayes will be Kansas State’s new defensive coordinator, according to a report from

Hayes, who served as the Wildcats’ secondary coach in his first year at K-State last season, will take on his fifth job as a defensive coordinator at a BCS school, which includes stints at Oklahoma, Kansas, UCLA and Stanford.

Hayes has NFL experience, coaching the New Orleans Saints’ secondary and the Washington Redskins’ defensive backs.

He would replace Chris Cosh, who left for the same position at South Florida in January.

Cosh, who had worked under K-State coach Bill Snyder five seasons, also served as the Wildcats’ linebackers coach. That job is reportedly going to be filled by Mike Cox, who held the same job at the University of Washington for three seasons.

K-State, however, has yet to make an official announcement on either hire. But Snyder said last week that he had a new defensive coordinator and the details of the contract were still l being worked out.

“Everything is in place, we just have to go through the details that are necessary, the contract and all that goes along with it,” Snyder said last Wednesday, choosing not to give a name. “We have a guy.”

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