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REPORT: Texas fires defensive coordinator Todd Orlando

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According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, Texas has fired defensive coordinator Todd Orlando.

Orlando was an original member of Texas head coach Tom Herman’s staff at Houston. Orlando joined Herman at Texas after serving as the interim head coach for Houston during its bowl game in 2016.

His first season at Texas was his most successful. Led by future NFLers Malik Jefferson, Holton Hill, Kris Boyd, Poona Ford, and DeShon Elliott, Orlando coordinated the No. 8 overall rushing defense. The 2017 defense also ranked in the top 30 in scoring defense and turnover margin while playing in the Big 12.

Texas won 10 games in 2018 despite a defensive regression. Texas dropped 26 spots in total defense from T-41st to 67th.

His 2019 season was another step back. Texas ranked in the hundreds in total defense and allowed over 300 passing yards per game, almost last in the entire country.

This is a developing story. Continue to check InsideTexas.com for updates.