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Aranda hires Ron Roberts as new defensive coordinator

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 18:46:02-05

WACO, TX — Dave Aranda has hired Ron Roberts as the Bears' new defensive coordinator.


— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) January 21, 2020

Roberts is coming to Waco from Louisiana-Lafayette, where he has coordinated the defense since 2018.

Roberts turned the Ragin' Cajuns from the 105th scoring defense in 2018 to the number 18 defense this past year.

Aranda served as defensive coordinator under Roberts at Delta State in 2007.

"Ron Roberts is a mentor to me. A lot of the defensive principles and concepts that I have used in my career, I learned from Ron," Aranda said. "The defense he is going to run here is an attacking one that dictates to the offense. I'm so excited that he's here. He's going to be a great developer of young men and he will be able to get our defense to the highest level."

Prior to joining Louisiana, he served as the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana.

"I'm excited to be a part of Coach Aranda's staff, what he is doing and his vision for Baylor University," Roberts said. "Our relationship goes back nearly 20 years. I have always valued my relationship with Coach Aranda and I look forward to the opportunity work side-by-side with him."

Roberts is replacing Phil Snow, who officially left to take the defensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers Monday.

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