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Texas A&M officially announced the hire of Mike Elko as the school's new head coach on Monday morning.

Elko returns to College Station where he was the defensive coordinator from 2018-2021. He spent the past two seasons as Duke's head coach. Per 12thMan.com:
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BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Mike Elko, head coach at Duke University and former Texas A&M defensive coordinator, has been named the head football coach at Texas A&M University, Director of Athletics Ross Bjork announced Monday.

"Coach Mike Elko is one of the best leaders and coaches in college football and has had high-level success at each stop of his career," Bjork said. "He is known amongst coaching circles as one of the best defensive minds in the country and has shown his ability to lead and turn around a program as a Power 5 head coach."

Elko has been the head coach at Duke the past two seasons, guiding the Blue Devils to back-to-back bowl games. He was named the 2022 ACC Coach of the Year as the Blue Devils finished 9-4 complete with a bowl victory over UCF in the Military Bowl. The 2023 season saw the Blue Devils get off to a 4-0 start before injuries took their toll and Duke finished the regular season 7-5.
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Tridentds3 months
Good hire. He was consensus favorite halfway through the season. Targeted all along, just had to wait until regular was over.
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Ole Tennessee3 months
bullshite. Three and out for this guy.
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