Miami Hurricanes new DL Coach Jess Simpson making early impact

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Brandon Wimbush
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Brandon Wimbush /
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Just a few weeks into the job as the Miami Hurricanes new defensive line coach replacing Craig Kuligowski, Jess Simpson is making an impact with his newest players.

Simpson spent last season as a defensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons sack numbers were down from their Superbowl season in 2016. In spite of that Simpson has impressed the Miami Hurricanes returnees and newcomers on the defensive line.

Simpson has big shoes to fill replacing the man they call coach Kool on the D-Line. Under Kuligowski and Defensive Coordinator, Manny Diaz Miami had one of the most dominating defensive lines in the country last season.

Miami led the nation last season averaging 3.38 sacks per game. The Hurricanes were fourth in the nation in tackles for loss. They averaged 8.5 tackles for loss per game.

Rising Senior Demetrius Jackson who is coming off of a season-ending knee injury last season spoke about Simpson to the Sun Sentinel.

"“He’s a very fundamentally sound guy. He seems like he’s slow to anger, and he didn’t come in rubbing anybody the wrong way,…He came in talking to us like young men and treating us like young men"

Next: Getting used to Simpson's coaching style