Duane Akina, the former Texas defensive
backs coach who took a similar job at Arizona just a few weeks ago,
is returning to the Longhorns.
Akina had spent the past 10 seasons at Texas, but was one of
several assistants under head coach Mack Brown to leave after the
Longhorns went 5-7. He coached 14 seasons with the Wildcats earlier
in his career and returned in January.
Texas hired Jerry Gray to replace Akina, but Gray agreed
Saturday to become defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.
Akina said Monday he was "not happy that I had to put both of
these institutions in this situation." He said having younger
children was a "driving force" behind the decision to return to