It seems like a risky hire - a graduate assistant coming right in to coach cornerbacks? But apparently Doug Belk's Alabama pedigree coupled with his apparent "rising star" status was enough to cement the deal. Looking at his twitter and what some have said about him, seems like the players loved him, and he packs a lot of potential.
"West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the hiring of Doug Belk as the Mountaineers’ cornerbacks coach.
'We would like to welcome Doug to the West Virginia football program,” Holgorsen said. “He comes highly recommended and brings several years of successful secondary experience at high-level programs. He will be a great addition to our staff.'
Belk comes to West Virginia after serving as the defensive graduate assistant coach at Alabama since 2014, working with the defensive backs. He worked directly with coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinators Kirby Smart and Jeremy Pruitt, assisting with all aspects of the defensive secondary as well as with special teams."