Normal, IL (Sports Network) - First-year Indiana State football coach Mike
Sanford announced Monday the hiring of former University of Colorado assistant
Brian Cabral as the Sycamores' new associate head coach and defensive
Cabral recently completed his 24th season at Colorado, including his 23rd as a
full-time assistant coach. During his tenure, Cabral held various titles,
including twice as interim head coach as well as associate head coach and
assistant head coach.
His speciality is linebackers.
"Brian Cabral brings tremendous experience and expertise to our staff," Sanford
said. "He will be a great addition from a defensive scheme standpoint, but most
of all for his ability to develop players and bring out the best in them."
Cabral, a 56-year-old native of Hawaii, played linebacker at Colorado before
graduating in 1978. He was a nine-year NFL veteran with Atlanta Green Bay and
Chicago, and served as the Bears' special teams captain on their Super Bowl XX
championship team in 1985.
Sanford has inherited an Indiana State squad coming off a 7-4 season, including
5-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
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