Nov 30, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; Iowa State Cyclones team sings the school mascot after defeating West Virginia Mountaineers in overtime at Milan Puskar Stadium. Iowa State Cyclones defeated West Virginia Mountaineers 52-44 in the third overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State names new secondary coach

Maurice Linguist has been named as the new secondary coach at Iowa State, announced head football coach Paul Rhoads.

“We are excited to have Maurice join our defensive staff as our secondary coach,” Rhoads said. “Maurice is a dynamic personality and immediately demonstrated to us he will enhance our recruiting ability and elevate our defensive staff room with his experience as co-defensive coordinator at Buffalo. The fact that he is a Dallas native and has Big 12 familiarity is a bonus.”

Linguist was the co-defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Buffalo for the last two seasons

Linquist was a key contributor in Buffalo’s 8-5 record last season as the team finished in second-place in the MAC East Conference at 6-2. Buffalo finished the year with an appearance in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Buffalo featured a secondary that was tied for second in the MAC with 15 interceptions.

The team was also second in the league in scoring defense, allowing only 24.4 points per game.

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