January 11, 2012 - 9:40 AM
---The Buffalo Bills have tabbed University at Buffalo defensive coordinator William Inge as their new assistant defensive line coach. Inge was the defensive coordinator under Jeff Quinn the last two seasons where the Bulls ranked 63rd nationally in total defense in 2011 and 32nd in 2010, his first season as a defensive coordinator.
Inge, pictured above left, and the Bulls associate head coach Ernest Jones participated in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship program with the Bills last summer where Inge assisted Dave Wannstedt, now the team’s defensive coordinator in coaching the inside linebackers. This is Inge’s first NFL coaching job.
“We are excited to have William join our staff.’’ Bills coach Chan Gailey said in a statement released by the team. “We were impressed with his abilities during last year’s training camp and feel he will make an excellent addition to our defensive staff.’’
Prior to joining the UB, Inge coached linebackers for two seasons at the University of Cincinnati where he helped the school win back-to-back Big East titles in 2008 and 2009. This past season, sophomore linebacker Khalil Mack earned Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-American honors.
“Coach Inge was contacted by the Buffalo Bills about joining their staff and has accepted the opportunity presented to him, which I completely understand,’’ Quinn said in a statement released by the school. “He set the example of loyalty in this profession, he was loyal to this staff, the players and the program and did a tremendous job for us.’’
Prior to Cincinnati, Inge spent two seasons as the linebackers coach at San Diego State. While with the Aztecs, Inge coached leading tackler Russell Allen, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In 2005, Inge was the defensive line coach at Colorado where he helped lead the Buffaloes to the Big 12 North Division championship and advance to the Big 12 title game.
“I’d like to thank Coach Inge for everything he has done for the University at Buffalo and wish him and his family all the best,” Quinn said.