Baylor hires a pair of defensive coaches

New Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett said earlier this week changes were coming on his defensive staff.

They arrived on Wednesday, when the school announced a pair of hires.

Jim Gush comes to Baylor from Stony Brook to coach linebackers, and Carlton Buckels will coach the secondary alongside associate head coach Brian Norwood. Buckels spent the last two seasons at North Texas.

"Both of these coaches have a wealth of experience and knowledge," Briles said in a release. "They both have extensive experience with coach Bennett and we're excited about what they can bring to the table on the defensive side of the ball to help us continue our climb."

That's what Bennett wanted -- coaches he had experience with.

Linebackers coach Larry Hoefer, defensive backs coach Kim McCloud and defensive ends coach Theo Young will be replaced by Bennett's new coaches.

"It's never that the coaches are not good coaches. These guys are good guys," Bennett told ESPN.com earlier this week. "It's just, I've been doing this and I've always had people that know my tactics and are familiar with what I want, and it's always a transition in coaching. It's unfortunate, but it happens. I've been on both sides of it."