Blackwell takes over as Fordham's defensive coordinator

Former South Florida co-defensive coordinator David Blackwell has joined the new staff of Fordham football coach Joe Moorhead as defensive coordinator.

Moorhead was named the Rams' new coach in December and is in charge of restoring a Patriot League team that was 1-10 this past season.

Blackwell has 20 years of coaching experience. Prior to coaching at South Flordia, where he also coached the linebackers, Blackwell was an assistant at Clemson, Pittsburgh, Illinois State and East Carolina, his alma mater.