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March 13, 2013

Duffie returns to Big XII

After a one-year stint in the ACC as Wake Forest's secondary coach Tim Duffie will return to his Big XII roots to take the same position at Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys welcomed Duffie to the OSU football program Monday, March 11.

Duffie is the second coach to leave Jim Grobe's staff this offseason after co-passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway returned to West Virginia.

During Duffie's tenure in Winston-Salem the Demon Deacons finished 5-7 (3-5 ACC), allowing 266.8 yards passing per game (10th in the ACC).

Duffie, who played at Texas Tech, recorded 202 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, three passes breakups and two interceptions during his collegiate career.

He began his coaching career in 2000 as a graduate assistant UTEP before leaving for the Detroit Lions in 2001 to participate in a minority coaching fellowship. Duffie returned to UTEP in 2002. He coached the Miners safties from 2002-03 and again in 2007, and oversaw the linebackers from 2004-06.

Duffie coached the cornerbacks at Colorado State from 2008-10 before taking over all the defensive back coaching duties in 2011.

Deacons Illustrated will be following this story closely as Wake Forest seeks to find a replacement for Duffie.


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