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Nick Holt Out as Purdue Defensive Coordinator

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Jeff Brohm now needs a new DC going into 2020.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Purdue at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On a relatively slow news day we got a 4:25pm bomb from Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Journal & Courier:

Holt has been at Purdue for the past three seasons and his 2017 defense showed tremendous improvement over the previous few years. This year it struggled, however, giving up a wealth of big plays. It had an inability to get off the field on third downs, but injuries to Lorenzo Neal, Cornel Jones, Markus Bailey, and others were also a critical factor.

Holt has had a fiery personality on the sidelines and definitely helped turned around the defense when he first got here. He has also handled play calling duties in his co-coordinator role, so that will change.

Coach Brohm has some cash to go find a new coordinator. Holt was well paid as an assistant, making north of $625,000. There is also some promise coming as the front four next year should be fantastic with Neal returning along with Derrick Barns, Anthony Watts, and George Karlaftis.