Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher is building an impressive staff in College Station.
Late Thursday night, it was announced that Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko has decided to leave South Bend to join Fisher with the Aggies.
“I am excited to bring one of the top defensive minds in the nation onto our staff here at Texas A&M,” Fisher said in a statement on the university’s website. “No matter where Mike has worked, he has consistently produced defenses that have been among the nation’s best.”
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly issued a statement on Elko’s departure shortly after the news broke.
Mike Elko pic.twitter.com/jk6uq2T0Qj
— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) January 4, 2018
Elko immediately improved the Fighting Irish defense in his lone season with the Fighting Irish, while also putting up impressive number while at Wake Forest prior.
Now, he’s hoping to bring that magic to the Aggies.