According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Ross Els is jumping to the Pac-12, becoming the Colorado Buffaloes’ next ILB coach. Els most recently served as the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Purdue last season. The Boilermakers ranked No. 117 in the nation in scoring defense in 2016, yielding 38.3 points per game.
Before his days in West Lafayette, Ind., Els spent time with Nebraska from 2011-14. There, he was the linebackers coach for a season, along with taking on extra responsibilities as the special teams and recruiting coordinator in his second campaign with the program.
The 27-year collegiate coach also spent time with a variety of other schools, including:
- Northern Iowa (1989; GA)
- Nebraska-Omaha (1990-93; DB)
- Northern Iowa (1994; DB)
- Hastings (1995-2000; QB, DC/DB, HC)
- New Mexico State (2001-04; SPT/S, DC/LB)
- Ohio (2005-10; LB)
- Lincoln Southwest High School (2015; assistant)
During his college days, he attended Nebraska-Omaha from 1984-87, playing safety.