WACO, Texas -- Baylor promoted Larry Hoefer to defensive
coordinator Wednesday to replace Bill Bradley, whom the school said
was hired as a secondary coach by the San Diego Chargers.
Hoefer coached safeties on Baylor coach Guy Morriss' staff the
last six seasons -- four at Baylor and two at Kentucky. The 32-year
coaching veteran was the defensive coordinator at Missouri in 1991
and UTEP in 2000.
"With spring ball just around the corner, I felt it was very
important to maintain continuity within the program and promote
Larry," Morriss said.
Hoefer also has coached at Tarleton State, West Texas A&M and
Texas Tech. He spent five years coaching at Texas high schools as
Baylor's defense improved from 92nd to 63rd nationally in
Bradley's first two seasons as defensive coordinator but was among
the nation's worst last year at No. 110.