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Sports briefs: Utah State hires defensive coordinator

Published February 17, 2013 5:36 pm

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College football • Utah State football coach Matt Wells has hired Todd Orlando as the Aggies' new defensive coordinator.

Orlando served as defensive coordinator at Florida International the past two seasons, and spent 12 years as an assistant coach, including six as defensive coordinator, at UConn.

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