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Texas expected to hire Michigan's William Carr as defensive analyst

The former All-American nose tackle will make the move to Austin.

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According to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports, the Texas Longhorns are expected to hire Michigan Wolverines student assistant William Carr as a defensive analyst. Orangebloods confirmed the news behind the site's paywall on Saturday.

A former All-American nose tackle at Michigan, the 41-year-old Carr received his degree in December, nearly 20 years after his playing career in Ann Arbor ended. The Cincinnati Bengals selected him in the seventh round of the 1997 draft and he then spent 1999-2005 playing in the Arena Football League and before returning to his native Dallas to run an apparel company.

When former Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke offered Carr the opportunity to serve as a position coach at a Michigan football camp, his coaching career began. From 2012-2013, he worked as the defensive line coach at Arizona Western College, tutoring future NFL player Randy Gregory.

The following year, he joined Hoke's staff in a role working with the defensive linemen and stayed on when Jim Harbaugh took over for Hoke.

Now he'll reportedly continue his coaching career in Austin and work with a talented group of young defensive linemen that includes five 2016 signees.