(Edit: Tim and I didn't touch base on this one and both wrote pieces. See his here.)
Less than a week after Lance Leipold's months of hard work were extended when John Scott left Buffalo for the New York Jets, Leipold has once again completed his staff, hiring former Louisiana-Lafayette DL Coach Tim Edwards to fill the same role in Amherst.
Edwards had been dismissed from Lafayette earlier this winter under the cover of the school "moving in a different direction," but prior to this offseason Edwards had been a part of Ragin' Cajuns Head Coach Mark Hudsperth's staff since the latter took over the top job in Lafayette in 2011.
Prior to his tenure with Louisiana-Lafayette, Edwards was co-defensive coordinator, defensive ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida A&M for three seasons. He was an assistant and recruiting coordinator at Hampton from 2003-07, first as linebackers coach before moving to defensive line his last three years.
Edward's coaching career began at his alma mater, Delta State. The one-time 12th-round draft pick also enjoyed a six-year career in pro football, playing with the New England Patriots from 1991-93 before enjoying a short CFL career that ended in 1997 as his coaching career grew more lucrative.
The addition of Edwards may down the road bring a particular recruit into the fold down the line for UB; his nephew, Ken Edwards, left Louisiana-Lafayette when Edwards was dismissed to transfer to a junior college. Coming out of high school, Ken was a 247 composite three-star recruit with strong measurables (6'6", 245) and interest - though no offers - from a host of SEC West teams and Clemson.
Welcome to Buffalo, Tim!