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Coaching Changes at UB

Maybe I'm off but to me this is the most "unstable" summer of UB football since Bull Run opened its doors back in 2008. Many players have left while a pile of transfers and late commitments have come in to the program. This week the coaching staff had its own changes hit the fan.

The Buffalo Bulls lost safeties coach D.J. Vokolek. The assistant coach is resigning for personal reasons to move back with his family in Missouri. Vokolek was an early addition Lance Leipold when the latter took the UB job in December 2014. Vokolek came to UB after nine seasons at Missouri State. He worked with Leipold at Nebraska-Omaha from 1997 to 2000.

He played ball at Nebraska-Kearney, serving as team captain three seasons and winning NCAA Division II All-Nebraska honors three times as a linebacker.

Stepping up into the empty coaching slot will be Taiwo Onatolu. Onatolu has been promoted to corner backs coach after serving last season as Director of Player Personnel. Onatolu spent five seasons as Linebackers Coach at Missouri State and four years on the staff at Nebraska-Omaha.

Brian Borland will take over the safeties position.

Other staff moves include bringing in former Eastern Michigan defensive coordinator Brad McCaslin as UB's Defensive Assistant and Director of Player Personnel. Leipold and McCaslin go back to Nebraska-Omaha from 1997-2000 and from 2004-06.

Najja Johnson is coming back to Buffalo as a graduate assistant. He will be joined by Ryan Olson and Reece Petty.