In a move that makes a ton of sense, TCU defensive analyst Jeremy Modkins has been promoted to cornerbacks coach. The news was first reported by football scoop, but Modkins didn’t waste any time updating his twitter bio:
Modkins played for Gary Patterson and TCU from 2001-2005 at free safety, and had a standout season in 2003 when he was second on the team with 99 tackles and had two of his five career INTs. Modkins, who chose TCU over offers from Texas A&M, Texas, and Baylor, joined his brother Curtis in Fort Worth, who was a standout running back before taking a GA position at Georgia Tech. He would go on to coach in the NFL, and currently serves as the running backs coach for the Denver Broncos.
Jeremy spent four seasons as a defensive analyst on Gary Patterson’s staff before moving into the cornerbacks coach role, something he is able to do thanks to the NCAA adding a tenth assistant position to football staffs. A great recruiter, Modkins is very active on social media and should be even more of an asset to TCU with the more formal position. He will have plenty to work with too, despite the graduation of Ranthony Texada, as the Frogs return Jeff Gladney and Julius Lewis and have an exciting freshman in the highly regarded Noah Daniels.
Oh, and if you want to see Modkins blow someone up, here you go:
Doing big things is nothing new to @CoachModkins. #FrogFam https://t.co/aljlUEf3Id— TCU FTW (@TCUFTW) March 8, 2016