By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
Just one year into his first head coaching job, it looks like Dan Mullen has to shop for a new defensive coordinator.
Carl Torbush, who led Mississippi State’s defense this season, will join Turner Gill at Kansas, according to the Kansas City Star.
Neither Torbush nor MSU officials would comment on the matter Sunday.
The hiring of Gill to replace Mark Mangino was made official on Sunday, and Gill will be introduced today at an 11 a.m. press conference. There is no indication that Torbush will be introduced today or that he has been officially hired.
Torbush, 58, has also served as defensive coordinator at Texas A&M, Alabama, North Carolina and Ole Miss. He was North Carolina’s head coach from 1998-2000.
Torbush, who also coached MSU’s linebackers, guided a unit that finished 63rd in the country in total defense, giving up 366.0 yards per game, and 72nd in scoring defense (26.8 points per game).
MSU’s 17 interceptions are the second-highest total in the SEC.