EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt have mutually parted methods.
The 2 sides reached a monetary settlement that may pay Leavitt $2.5 million, funded by personal sources over a number of years, Oregon introduced Thursday. The settlement can be much less if he will get a brand new job.
Leavitt was below contract till 2021. He spent two seasons in Eugene after he was employed by former Geese coach Willie Taggart
Oregon’s whole protection ranked third within the Pac-12 final season, permitting opponents a mean of 427.2 yards a sport. The Geese allowed a mean of 25.Four factors per sport to rank sixth within the Pac-12. Oregon completed 9-4.
5-star defensive finish Kayvon Thibodeaux, who was amongst Oregon’s latest recruits, addressed the event on Twitter, posting: “The switch portal hasn’t even crossed my universe. Cease askin.’”
Leavitt, head coach at South Florida from 1997 to 2009, reportedly interviewed within the offseason for the top coach openings at Colorado, Kansas State and Texas Tech.
A nationwide search is underway for a substitute.