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Football scoop is reporting that the void left by Jappy Olivers departure to Virginia will be filled by former South Florida Bulls defensive coordinator Chris Cosh. Cosh was part of Skip Holtz's staff until the university fired him in 2012.
Cosh has been coaching defense since 1984 when he was a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech where he played as a linebacker from 1977 to 1981. During his career Cosh has put 16 players into the NFL while coaching for nine different schools.
His best work was arguably done at South Carolina. In his tenure at USC, he helped produce some of the Southeastern Conference's top linebackers including Kalimba Edwards (two-time first team all-league, Butkus and Lombardi Awards finalist in 2001)..
His resume as a position coach also includes New York Jets first-round pick and Pro Bowler John Abraham (1999) and freshman All-American Lance Laury (2002).
During his time in Columbia, S.C., the Gamecocks won back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history.
Cosh is a native of Washington, D.C. and graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland. His degree from Virginia Tech is in physical education. Cosh and his wife, Mary, have two sons, J.J and Billy who both play college football.