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Former Texas Tech DL coach John Scott Jr. to join staff at Buffalo

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North Texas took UB's defensive line coach last month, now the Bulls reach back into the Lone Star State to secure his replacement.

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Sports Illustrated is reporting that John Scott Jr, who used to serve as the defensive line coach for Texas Tech, will come to Buffalo to join the staff of new Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold. He will slide into the spot opened up when Chris Cosh left the Bulls to take over as the defensive coordinator at North Texas.

From 1995-1998 Scott played his college ball as a defensive lineman at Western Carolina. Subsequently he had pro stints in the AFL and with the Canadian Football League (Montreal).

When professional football did not work out, Scott went into coaching at West Davidson High School in Lexington, N.C. as a defensive line coach. He then was on the staff at Louisiana-Lafayette for three seasons as a Graduate Assistant.

He then went on to coach defensive line at Norfolk State in 2005, linebackers / line coach at Western Carolina from 2006-08, and Missouri State in 2009. His last stop before Texas Tech was with Georgia Southern.

In 2013, Scott was hired as the defensive line coach for Texas Tech under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. He served at the position for two seasons before resigning on December 6th after the line failed to impress. It's worth noting that the SBNation site "Viva the Matadors" who covers Texas Tech says that the personel issue in Lubbock did present a challenge.

Texas Tech Defensive Line Coach John Scott Jr. Resigns - Viva The Matadors
In terms of production, Scott was relatively young and the defensive line, I think because of personnel, had issues doing much of anything in terms of stopping opposing offenses.