Earlier in the week, it was reported by Jason Scheer of WildcatAuthority.com that the Arizona Wildcat football program had been eyeing Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates. Not only was Scheer reporting Yates being a possible candidate for the job in Tucson, so was the Arizona Daily Star.
Today Scheer took to his twitter account stating that Yates has become the leading candidate in Tucson.
Numerous sources say that Boise State defensive coordinator Marcel Yates has emerged as a leading candidate at Arizona.
— Jason Scheer (@JasonScheer) January 15, 2016
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez witnessed Yates’ defense firsthand in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl, where the Bronco defense sealed the deal for the program’s third Fiesta Bowl victory.
Yates is a graduate of Boise State and played defensive back from 1996-99.
He was a Boise State assistant coach from 2003-2011, where he spent two years coaching the cornerbacks (2003-05), to taking over the whole secondary from 2006-11.
What a great way to end the season! Go Broncos!!! pic.twitter.com/Ik9Fq39Rgy
— Marcel Yates (@CoachYatesBSU) December 24, 2015
He then took his talents to College Station as a co-defensive Coordinator for Texas A&M before making his way back to the Treasure Valley to head the defensive coordinator position.
Under Yates’ defense, the Broncos posted a 12-2 record in 2014, and a 9-4 record in 2015.
Nothing has been confirmed or denied from Boise State’s end. As we learn more, BNN will keep you posted as soon as any new details come about.