Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins has set his coaching staff, naming Josh Conklin as defensive coordinator and hiring Denny Doornbos as assistant defensive coordinator and defensive line coach.

Conklin was hired from Wofford in February to coach the Bulldogs' safeties, but was promoted to defensive coordinator after Mark Collins left for the Atlanta Falcons after about a month on the job.

Doornbos spent last year at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisc., and in his 30-year career has coached at Northern Illinois, Army, Texas-El Paso, Michigan, Kent State, Boston College, Illinois and Western Michigan.

Assistant coach Gerald Dixon will move from the defensive line to cornerbacks, the position he played at Alabama. Nate Hogge moves from the offensive line to tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.

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