The Texas A&M Aggies have reportedly turned in the direction of Austin to find a new defensive line coach, according to the Austin-American Statesman:
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has approached Texas DL coach Brick Haley about joining Aggies, source says. Unclear if he'd be interested.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) February 12, 2016
Head coach Kevin Sumlin is looking for a new position coach to replace departed defensive tackles coach Mark Hagen, who left College Station to coach defensive linemen for the Indiana Hoosiers, his alma mater. And Sumlin's desire to poach Brick Haley from the Texas Longhorns makes sense, as Haley worked under A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis from 2009 to 2014 with the LSU Tigers.
After Chavis left and Haley was demoted from the LSU staff in favor of noted recruiter Ed Orgeron, Texas head coach Charlie Strong was able to convince Haley to join his staff in February of 2015 following the post-National Signing Day departure of Chris Rumph.
Haley's hire turned out to be an effective one for the Longhorns, as he played a critical role in landing four Louisiana prospects in the 2016 class. Two of those players were among the five defensive tackles that Haley also helped bring to Austin.