Born: Oct, 28, 1979. Here is a look at how the defense has performed in previous seasons. , Richard attended the University of Southern California, where he played college football as a cornerback under coach Paul Hackett and Pete Carroll from 1998 to 2001. Richard said it simply was all in a night’s work. , Richard was relieved of his defensive coordinator duties following the 2017 season. With 1:50 left, Richard stepped in front of a pass near the sideline from Arizona quarterback Jason Johnson and returned it 58 yards for a touchdown to give the Trojans the victory. Kris Richard (born October 28, 1979) is an American football coach and former player. Linguist replaces former secondary coach/passing game coordinator/de facto defensive coordinator Kris Richard, who was released from his contract (read: fired) last week — one of several Jason Garrett-era holdovers dumped by McCarthy. Their lives largely revolved around sports, particularly football.  On January 13, 2020, it was reported that Richard would not be retained by Dallas following the removal of head coach Jason Garrett. “We’re a sub defense because we’ll play it 80-85 percent of the time,” he said, via The Athletic’s Jon Machota. One example: They line up the rush end in passing downs outside of the tight end instead of inside more often. pic.twitter.com/NxHy3m1zQx, — Maurice Linguist (@CoachMo15) January 20, 2020. He followed Carroll to the NFL and joined his former team, the Seahawks, as secondary coach. Kris Richard is the third Seahawks defensive coordinator under coach Pete Carroll. Thank you Texas A&M for welcoming me & my family to College Station. Richard had brief stints with the Dolphins, 49ers and Raiders before his career ended in 2007. Afterward he felt redemption as much as anything else. ”And they sacrificed all that they had to make sure that we had all that we needed.’’. “I feel like player acquisition and coaching instruction is a two-way street. “We were always talking about game situations and how to make plays and call plays,’’ Richard said of the conversations he’d have with his father and an uncle who helped coach. He reminded Carroll of his hopes to be a coach and Carroll’s invitation to look him up someday. “And understanding the details and the nuances of the game that allow someone to play fast. , For the US-born Romanian basketball player, see, "Seattle Seahawks' Legion of Boom Is Pure, Old-School Football at Its Finest", "Analysis: Why did the Seahawks move on from Kris Richard as defensive coordinator? READ NEXT: Mike McCarthy Details First Meeting with Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Follow Zack Kelberman on Twitter: @KelbermanNFL, Cowboys Announce Hiring of Kris Richard’s Replacement as Secondary Coach, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Sherman points specifically to Richard’s “attention to detail’’ and ability to point things out in film study. In 2018, he was hired to be the team’s DBs coach, reporting to play-caller Rod Marinelli. That started a season-ending, four-game win streak that got the Trojans into the Las Vegas Bowl. Richard said the real breeding ground for his coaching career was the football fields of Carson, Calif., where he spent a happy childhood playing on teams coached by his father, Kenneth. It was then that Richard changed the direction of not only the game, but in what quickly became USC lore, the Trojans’ season and the program under Carroll. Carroll regarded such a moment as a regular part of his duties as a coach, trying to make sure he had, as he has said, “a good exit’’ with his graduating players. “He does a great job of explaining what you should be looking for or giving you situations and the plays that (the opponent) runs on a weekly basis so that when we get out on the field on Sundays we play fast.’’.