Oregon Ducks officially announce the departure of Jim Leavitt
The University of Oregon has officially announced they have parted ways with defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt.
The press release says the Unversity will pay Leavitt a buyout in maximum amount of $2.5 Million.
The news of Leavitt’s departure was initially reported on Wednesday.
The Ducks say a national search for the next defensive coordinator is underway. It was previously reported that Mario Cristobal would likely promote safeties coach/Co-DC Keith Heyward to the position.
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The press release from the U of O:
Oregon Football, Jim Leavitt Mutually Part Ways
EUGENE, Ore. – Defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt and the University of Oregon have mutually reached an agreement to part ways. Leavitt recently completed his second season as Oregon defensive coordinator, having originally joined the Ducks’ coaching staff in December 2016.
The agreement will be funded by athletics entirely from private sources and has a maximum amount of $2.5 million, payable over multiple years and subject to reduction based on future employment.
A national search for a new UO defensive coordinator is underway.