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Oregon expected to hire Tosh Lupoi as defensive coordinator

Matt Zenitz12/27/21
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Tosh Lupoi
Tosh Lupoi has spent the last three seasons working in the NFL, including this year as the Jacksonville Jaguars' defensive line coach.

After three seasons working in the NFL, Tosh Lupoi is set to return to the college level.

Lupoi, who is currently the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive line coach, is expected to be hired as Dan Lanning’s defensive coordinator at Oregon at the conclusion of the Jaguars’ season, sources tell On3.

Before making the move to the NFL in 2019, Lupoi spent five seasons on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama, including as the team’s defensive coordinator in 2018.

Lupoi, 40, is a California native who previously worked in the Pac-12 as a defensive line coach at California (2008-11) and Washington (2012-13).

Lanning and Lupoi worked together at Alabama in 2015, when Lanning was on the Crimson Tide staff as a graduate assistant.