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Dillon Sanders joins football coaching staff


Kentucky has added another quality control coach in former Utah State graduate assistant coach Dillon Sanders.

He announced on Twitter (@CoachDSanders) Sunday that he was “excited to be given the opportunity” to coach at Kentucky.

Kentucky still has an opening for one full-time coach to replace Andy Buh, who coached outside linebackers and special teams.

At Utah State, he assisted the defensive staff with daily operations and worked with outside linebacker under defensive coordinator Kevin Clune.

In 2014, Utah State finished 12th in the nation in scoring defense at 19.7 points per game along with fourth nationally in sacks and tackles for loss, eighth in passes intercepted and ninth in defensive touchdowns.

In 2013, the Aggies were seventh nationally in scoring defense and eighth nationally in rushing defense.

He also worked with safeties Brian Suite and Maurice Alexander his first year at Utah State and both currently are playing in the NFL.

Sanders had accepted a spot on the Colorado State staff a few months ago before accepting coach Mark Stoops’ offer.

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