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Brent Guy steps down as DC at FIU

In an unexpected move, Brent Guy is stepping away from football to take care of personal family responsibilities.

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Brent Guy spent two seasons at FIU as the team’s Defensive Coordinator.
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Florida International defensive coordinator Brent Guy has stepped down from his position to tend to personal family matters, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.

“We are grateful for all Brent has done for this program over the past two season,” said FIU head coach Butch Davis in a press release.

“The FIU family wishes Brent and his family the very best for the future,” Davis said.

Guy and Davis have had a relationship for over 30 years, going back to Guy’s time as a player at Oklahoma State and Davis was an assistant for the Cowboys.

The move now makes the third change to the defensive coaching staff since the season ended.

Kenard Lang takes over for Kenny Holmes as defensive line coach and Bryn Renner replaces Eric Thatcher as the Panthers’ cornerback coach.

Guy spent two seasons as FIU’s DC, coming over from Memphis, where he was the Tigers’ safeties coach. Prior to Memphis, he was the defensive coordinator at Tulsa.

Speaking strictly on the field, the Panthers’ ranked in the bottom third in FBS in tackles for loss in Guy’s two seasons. However, the defensive unit did show signs of improvement in total defense in 2018 and is coming off of a very strong performance in the team’s Bahamas Bowl victory over Toledo.