Jon Tenuta Named Associate Head Coach For Defense

On Wednesday afternoon, NC State announced the deal that helped linebackers coach Jon Tenuta change his mind about making a move to Illinois. Tenuta gets a fancy new title as well as a contract extension (through 2014) and a raise to $400k annually. The statement from Tom O'Brien:

"Jon has played a key role in our team’s success for the past two years, including our back-to-back bowl victories," N.C. State head coach Tom O’Brien said in a statement released by the school. "He adds an enormous amount of experience and expertise to our staff and we are happy that he has accepted these new responsibilities as we work toward our goal of winning an ACC Championship."

Tenuta had been making $265k under his previous deal with NCSU.

UNC also has a deal where one coach is the defensive coordinator and another guy is the "associate head coach for defense." In their case, the DC is a coach Fedora brought from USM, while the "associate mumbo jumbo" is Vic Koenning, the man whom Jon Tenuta was to replace at Illinois.

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