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West Virginia Hires Miami Dolphins Assistant For Vacant Defensive Position

According to multiple reports, West Virginia has filled the vacancy left by former cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell's exit for Virginia Tech.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The West Virginia Mountaineers have hired Miami Dolphins assistant defensive back coach Danny "Blue" Adams to fill the vacancy left by Brian Mitchell's departure for Virginia Tech, according to reports.

Adams played for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and was drafted in the 7th-round in the 2003 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions. Blue spent seven years in the pros, before deciding to pursue his coaching career. Adams has spent the last four seasons on the Dolphins coaching staff, helping coach a secondary that ranked 6th in passing yards allowed for the 2014 season. Prior to joining the Dolphins, Blue served as secondary coach at Northern Iowa in 2011 and as a defensive graduate assistant at Purdue in 2010.

Blue is a Miami, FL native and, in addition to filling Brian Mitchell's role as cornerbacks coach, will provide the Mountaineers with another hand to recruit the Sunshine State. West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider previously worked with former Mountaineer defensive line coach Damon Cogdell in the quest to keep West Virginia's strong pipeline to South Florida flowing.


West Virginia has confirmed the hire of Blue Adams. Welcome to Morgantown, Coach!