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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Memphis' Jay Hopson resigns

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis defensive coordinator Jay Hopson has resigned after being told he would be reassigned to a new position for the Tigers.

According to the team, second-year coach Larry Porter named Mike DuBose and Galen Scott co-coordinators Wednesday.

The Tigers (0-2) have allowed a Football Bowl Subdivision-worst 628 average yards on defense in a 47-3 loss to Arkansas State on Saturday and a 59-14 loss to Mississippi State on Sept. 1.

The 42-year-old Hopson was in his second season at Memphis.

DuBose, who coached Alabama from 1997 to 2000, will continue coaching the defensive line, and Scott will continue coaching linebackers.