Newly hired defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa arrives in town tomorrow afternoon, but he already has been on the clock for about a week. He has spent hours evaluating videos of dozens of football prospects.
“We’re building this class,” said Lempa, who would like to add to the defensive secondary and defensive line.
The Warriors were mostly in a 3-4 base the past two seasons. Lempa, who was Boston College’s defensive secondary coach the past three seasons, is seeking to implement a versatile defense that employs four, three and, even, two down linemen. The secondary will have sub-packages featuring a nickelback and dimeback. UH did not use dime packages the past season.
FBS teams are in a so-called “dead period” for recruiting in which they’re prohibited from in-person encounters with recruits. Recruiting re-opens on Jan. 14.