Texas A&M names Duke’s Mike Elko next head coach 

Texas A&M has tabbed Duke’s Mike Elko as its next head coach, it announced on Monday

Elko will follow former Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher, who was fired on Nov. 12

“Coach Mike Elko is one of the best leaders and coaches in college football and has had high-level success at each stop of his career,” Texas A&M athletics director Ross Bjork stated in a release. “He is known amongst coaching circles as one of the best defensive minds in the country and has shown his ability to lead and turn around a program as a Power 5 head coach.” 

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Elko previously served as Texas A&M’s defensive coordinator and safeties coach from 2018-21. 

Elko led the Blue Devils to a 16-9 record over one-plus seasons including a win in last year’s Military Bowl.