The San Diego State Aztecs have found their replacement for offensive coordinator Bob Toledo, who retired after the Poinsettia Bowl. According to Aztec Sports Report, head coach Rocky Long is promoting from within by naming running backs coach Jeff Horton as Toledo's replacement as offensive coordinator. ASR's source says, "it's already done."
Horton interviewed on Friday and the position was finalized by Long on Tuesday, per ASR. He has been part of the San Diego State staff since 2011 and the running game has been exceptional under Horton's watch.
Horton has coached multiple 1,400-plus yard running backs in Donnel Pumphrey, Ronnie Hillman, Adam Muema and Walter Kazee. Pumphrey set the Aztecs' single-season rushing record this past year by running for 1,873 yards.
Experience is not lacking for Horton; he has been coaching for 24 years at the collegiate and NFL level, including his role as quarterbacks coach for the Detroit Lions in 2009 and UNLV head coach from 1994 to 1998.
Horton is also a key recruiter for the Aztecs as he was key in landing 2015 quarterback Ryan Agnew and running back commit Juwan Washington. Both are from Texas, with Agnew being a three-star and Washington a two-star recruit.