Mike Elko reportedly bringing pair of Duke assistants, key staffer to Texas A&M
Mike Elko is working hard on filling out his Texas A&M staff as the head coach of the Aggies. On Tuesday, reports surfaced indicating Elko has landed on some key pieces.
According to Matt Zenitz with 247 Sports, A&M is expected to hire OL coach Adam Cushing and CBs coach Ishmael Aristide from Duke. Aristide joined Elko’s Blue Devil staff in January 2022 and was previously on Elko’s defensive staff as an analyst from 2019-20.
Cushing has head coaching experience at Eastern Illinois and joined Elko on the coach’s first Duke staff in 2022. He steps into an offensive staff that Elko is overhauling, including previous OL coach Steve Addazio.
Texas A&M is expected to hire Duke offensive line coach Adam Cushing and Blue Devils cornerbacks coach Ishmael Aristide, sources tell @247sports.
Cushing developed players like star tackle Graham Barton at Duke. Aristide previously worked at A&M in 2019 and ‘20 as an analyst.… pic.twitter.com/ZXuu852vsE
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 5, 2023
According to Steve Wiltfong with 247 Sports, Derek Miller is also following Elko to serve as the General Manager for the Aggies. Miller served as the Recruiting General Manager at Duke under Elko and also served stints as the assistant director of personnel at LSU (2014-15, 2017) and Southern Cal (2016).
Derek Miller is now the General Manager at Texas A&M, coming over with head coach Mike Elko from Duke. Past experience includes LSU, East Carolina and Bowling Green.
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 5, 2023
While some key pieces from Duke are expected to follow Elko, it was previously reported that Blue Devils strength and conditioning coach David Feely will not be joining the Aggies. A&M is also expected to hire Sean Spencer for the DL coach position that was vacated by Elijah Robinson taking the Syracuse DC job.