USF hires Chuck Bresnahan as DC

USF has hired Chuck Bresnahan to serve as defensive coordinator, giving the Bulls an NFL veteran on its coaching staff.

Bresnahan brings 26 years of coaching experience to USF and has served as a defensive coordinator for eight seasons in the NFL.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the talent and experience we’ve added to our defensive staff," new coach Willie Taggart said in a statement. "Chuck has coached at the highest levels and will bring a wealth of knowledge on the defensive side of the ball. His ability to teach the game and mentor our players will be an asset to this football team, and I know he’ll be a terrific recruiter."

Bresnahan was the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders in 2011. He was also the Raiders’ defensive coordinator when they played in Super Bowl under Jon Gruden. Bresnahan held the same position with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2005-07.

This past season, he served as defensive coordinator for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

The last time he coached in college? That would be at Maine, when he served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach from 1992-93.