Michigan State hires Scottie Hazelton as defensive coordinator

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State has hired Scottie Hazelton as defensive coordinator. Hazelton rounds out new coach Mel Tucker's full-time assistant coaching staff. Hazelton spent last season as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Kansas State. In addition to his season at Kansas State, Hazelton has also been a defensive coordinator at Wyoming, Nevada, North Dakota State and Missouri Southern State. He was also an assistant linebackers coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2014-16. Mike Tressel, Michigan State's previous defensive coordinator under Mark Dantonio, remains on the staff. His role going forward has not been announced yet. Dantonio retired earlier this month.

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