Cincinnati hiring Iowa State LBs coach Tyson Veidt as new defensive coordinator

The Cincinnati Bearcats are expected to hire Iowa State linebackers coach Tyson Veidt to the team’s vacant defensive coordinator position, a program source confirmed to The Athletic. 247Sports was first to report the anticipated move.

Veidt, an Ohio native, also served as associate head coach to Iowa State’s Matt Campbell. He followed Campbell to Ames in 2016 after two seasons with him at Toledo, where Veidt worked as linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator. The Cyclones led the league in total defense, scoring defense and rushing defense over his eight seasons as a position and associate head coach under Campbell, including a conference-best 5.2 yards per play allowed in 2023.

Veidt replaces Bryan Brown, who left Cincinnati after his lone season as defensive coordinator to return to Ole Miss, his alma mater, as secondary coach and co-DC. The Bearcats’ defense ranked last in yards per play allowed in its inaugural Big 12 season in 2023, giving up 6.7 yards per play. Brown had previously served as defensive coordinator under Cincinnati head coach Scott Satterfield at Louisville and Appalachian State.

Prior to his stint at Toledo, Veidt was head coach at Division III Bluffton University (Ohio) for six seasons, from 2008 to ’13, where he finished with a record of 36-70 after starting 1-19 his first two years.

Cincinnati finished 3-9 overall in 2023 and just 1-8 in its first season of Big 12 action. Iowa State rebounded to a 7-6 finish last season, including 6-3 in conference play.

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