According to a tweet this afternoon, Purdue graduate assistant Kenyon Blue will be joining the Huskies in presumably the same position.
Boiler nation has a COMPLETELY AWESOME LEADER in Coach Hazell, sad i wont be around to watch the amazing happen.UW is my new home#pac12— kenyon blue (@COACHKBlue) June 4, 2013
Here is Blue’s bio from Purdue’s web site:
“He joined the Boilermakers after spending the 2011 season at Western Carolina as a defensive assistant, working primarily with the cornerbacks.
An All-Big Sky Conference performer as a senior at Idaho State in 2008, he spent two years coaching the corners at his alma mater in 2009 and 2010.
In his final collegiate season, Blue racked up 1,087 all-purpose yards in earning Idaho State’s Special Teams Player of the Year honor. He returned 12 punts for a 10.9 average and 18 kickoffs, averaging 25.9 yards per attempt including an 81-yarder against Weber State.
Blue also picked up 283 yards rushing with two touchdowns and he caught 21 passes for 214 yards and two more touchdowns in `08.
The San Diego, Calif., native was additionally an All-Big Sky honorable mention on the offensive side of the ball in 2004 and ’05. He additionally tied the Idaho State record for career games played at the time of his graduation.”