The first big hire for Maurice Linguist, new head coach at Buffalo, is defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen. Cauthen and Linguist worked together at Valdosta State in 2008 when Linguist was in his first year coaching full-time. At the time, Cauthen was Valdosta’s defensive coordinator while Linguist handled the team’s defensive backs.
Cauthen was most recently the DC and linebackers coach in Houston with Dana Holgorsen. Cauthen and the team parted ways after two seasons.
- 2021 (from March to May)- Arkansas, defensive analyst
- 2019-20- Houston, DC/LBs
- 2014-18- Arkansas State, DC/LBs
- 2012-13- Middle Tennessee, DL
- 2011- Middle Tennessee, LBs
- 2007-10- Valdosta State, DC
- 1999-2006- Texas A&M Commerce, DC
- 1997-98- Stephen F. Austin, DL
- 1996- Trinity Valley C.C., DL
- 1990-95- Sherman HS (Sherman, Texas)