Todd Howard, a former NFL player who was an assistant coach on the St. Louis Rams when they won the 2000 Super Bowl, on Thursday was named defensive line coach of the Washington State Cougars.
Howard replaces Malik Roberson, who had coached WSU’s defensive line for three years.
The Cougars also announced that cornerbacks coach Jody Sears will no longer serve as co-defensive coordinator with assistant head coach Chris Ball. Sears remains the cornerbacks coach, and Ball remains the safeties coach and will be the lone defensive coordinator.
Howard, 45, spent the past five seasons coaching the defensive line at UCLA. He also had been associate head coach before the Bruins announced that he would not be retained.
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At UCLA, coach Rick Neuheisel announced the hiring of Jim Mastro of Nevada to coach tight ends and F-backs, along with the firing of Howard.