Syracuse fires assistant football coaches Dan Conley, Jimmy Brumbaugh

Syracuse fired defensive assistant football coaches Dan Conley and Jimmy Brumbaugh, someone with knowledge of the move said Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Brumbaugh came to Syracuse in 2010 to be the defensive line coach. In the 2011 season, he was in charge of defensive tackles. He had previously coached at Louisiana Tech. Brumbaugh graduated from Auburn, where he was a 1997 All-SEC First Team selection. In his college career, Brumbaugh played in 48 games, recording 291 tackles and 15 sacks.

Conley played for Syracuse and graduated in 1995. He was a two-time All Big East First Team selection, and was voted to Syracuse University’s All-Century Team. Conley had been SU’s linebackers coach since the 2008 season. Prior to returning to the Orange, Conley had coached at Wagner.

The moves came after the Orange struggled this season in defense. SU gave up 28.5 points per game, which was 75th in the NCAA.

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