Well, that didn't take long.
Former Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and UNC defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta has been hired as NC State's linebackers coach, the school announced on Thursday. Tenuta replaces Andy McCollum, who was hired at Georgia Tech on Tuesday.
Ah, and the coaching carousel comes full circle in the ACC.
“We lost a heckuva football coach and a great person in Andy McCollum,” coach Tom O’Brien said in a prepared statement on Thursday. “He will be missed by our staff and our players and we wish him the best. But we have been very fortunate to be able to hire someone with the experience and wealth of knowledge that Jon Tenuta brings to our staff.“
Tenuta has been defensive coordinator for 16 years at seven different schools: Notre Dame (2008-2009), Georgia Tech (2002-07), North Carolina (2001), Ohio State (2000), SMU (1990-94), Kansas State (1988) and Marshall (1987).
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to work for Coach O'Brien," Tenuta said in the statement. "I'm also happy to be back in the ACC, especially with a program like NC State."
Tenuta has been at Notre Dame for the past two seasons, serving as assistant head coach for defense both years, defensive coordinator last season and linebackers coach in 2008 and 2009.