Gophers coach P.J. Fleck hired Brick Haley to be the team's defensive line coach Friday, gaining the experience Haley has coaching at Missouri, LSU, Texas, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech and with the NFL's Chicago Bears.

Haley has more than 30 years of coaching experience, most recently as the defensive line coach for Missouri. He replaces Chad Wilt, who left the Gophers to become the defensive coordinator at Indiana.

Haley is joining a Gophers team that had the nation's sixth-best scoring defense (17.3 points per game) last season under defensive coordinator Joe Rossi.