(STATS) - McNeese head coach Lance Guidry thinks he's found a way to improve his team's defense - by taking on the defensive coordinator duties again.
Guidry previously was the Cowboys' defensive coordinator from 2000-03 and 2013-15. The 2015 defense, nicknamed DWA, or "Defense With Attitude," ranked 11th in the FCS, topping the Southland Conference in 10 categories.
The second-year head coach hopes to lift a team that went 6-5 last season and a defense that allowed 285 points - the most in three years - and 372 yards per game, including 260 through the air to rank fifth in the conference.
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"As the head coach, it's my job to help identify the problem areas and assist as much as possible to fix the problem," Guidry said. "After evaluating the entire area, I thought the best way to address the problems was to take over as the defensive coordinator."
Tommy Restivo was McNeese's defensive coordinator last season. He's no longer with the program.