During yesterday’s evening news, WSAZ Sports Direct Keith Morehouse named Bowling Green defensive coordinator Mike Elko as a candidate for the same position at Marshall.
Elko has lead the Falcons defense for four seasons. This year was his best effort, guiding Bowling Green to the nations eight best defense, giving up fewer than 300 yards and 16.7 points per game. His defense also took home a number of individual honors as defensive tackle Chris Jones was named the Mid American Conference defensive player of the year. Besides Jones, two other Falcons linebacker Gabe Martin and safety BooBoo Gates, were all MAC first team selections.
Elko joins a list of candidates believed to contain former Temple defensive coordinator Chuck Heater and Vanderbilt assistant George Barlow. We should know the identity of Marshall’s new defensive coordinator next week.