Boise State EDGE coach and co-special teams coordinator Kelly Poppinga is expected to leave after just one season with the Broncos to take a position at BYU, sources told Bronco Nation News on Sunday evening.
Poppinga played and coached at BYU previously. He was an All-Mountain West linebacker for the Cougars and helped them win two Mountain West championships as a player. He also coached at BYU from 2009-2015.
He was hired by coach Andy Avalos at Boise State in January after six years as an assistant at Virginia. He served as the co-special teams coordinator with Keith Bhonapha in addition to coaching the EDGE rushers.
Poppinga has both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU.
Boise State will have at least two new assistant coaches next season. The Broncos were already was in search of an offensive coordinator after Tim Plough was fired midway through the season. Interim offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has said he plans to retire after the season.