Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez has hired a majority of his coaching staff for the offensive side of the football, but the search to find a defensive coordinator and defensive staff has taken longer than expected. That search might be over if early whispers are true that West Virginia Mountaineers defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel will join RichRod's staff after WVU's Orange Bowl appearance.
Casteel has been with WVU since 2001 and was Rodriguez's DC while there. When RichRod left to take the Michigan job, Casteel originally followed him but decided to stay at West Virginia shortly thereafter.
Casteel's defense have routinely ranked among the best nationally in scoring defense and turnover margin.
Casteel is rumored to be looking for a change of scenery from Dana Holgersen's offense-first mindset.