WACO, Texas (AP) Matt Powledge is returning to Baylor as defensive coordinator after a season away at Oregon.
Bears coach Dave Aranda announced the hire Thursday. Powledge replaces Ron Roberts, who was fired after the 6-6 regular season and has since become defensive coordinator at Auburn for new coach Hugh Freeze.
Before spending this season as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Oregon, Powledge was on Aranda's original staff at Baylor. Powledge, a Texas native, was the Bears' safeties coach and special teams coordinator in 2020 and 2021.