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Jets Hire Brian VanGorder As LB Coach

The Jets have hired former Auburn and Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder as their linebackers coach, Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

VanGorder interviewed with the Jets Thursday.

VanGorder was the defensive coordinator for the Falcons from 2008-11 before heading to Auburn for a year at the same position.

He takes the place of longtime LB coach Bob Sutton, who left to become Andy Reid’s defensive coordinator in Kansas City.

The Jets also announced the hiring of Bobby April III as a defensive quality control coach.

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