Buffalo names Maurice Linguist its new football coach

Buffalo hired veteran assistant Maurice Linguist to succeed Lance Leipold as its football coach.Leipold, who led the Bulls to three straight bowl berths, accepted the top coaching job at Kansas on April 30.Buffalo announced Linguist’s addition Friday night on social media.It’s the first head coaching job for Linguist, 37, and also a homecoming. He coached defensive backs and was the defensive passing game coordinator for the Bulls in 2012-13, working with a group that included future NFL All-Pro Khalil Mack.A native of Dallas, Linguist played strong safety at Baylor from 2003-06. He entered coaching in 2007 and has put together a resume that includes stops at Valdosta State, James Madison, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Minnesota and Texas A&M.

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