Georgia Southern hires Colorado State’s Summers as coach

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) – Georgia Southern has hired Colorado State defensive coordinator Tyson Summers as coach.

Summers, from Tifton, Georgia, will replace Willie Fritz, who left Georgia Southern to become Tulane’s coach. Fritz was formally introduced as Tulane’s coach Tuesday.

Summers served as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern in 2006 before stints at Alabama-Birmingham and Central Florida.

Georgia Southern plans to introduce Summers at a press conference on Saturday. Interim President Dr. Jean Bartels, athletic director Tom Kleinlein and the Georgia Southern board of regents announced Sunday night that Summers had accepted the offer from Georgia Southern.

Georgia Southern will play Bowling Green in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, on Wednesday.

Summers’ Colorado State defense ranks 20th in the nation in pass defense.

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