Colorado State DC Summers named new Georgia Southern coach

Tyson Summers replaces Willie Fritz, who left Georgia Southern to become Tulane's coach.

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Georgia Southern has named Colorado State defensive coordinator Tyson Summers its new football coach.

A source told FOX Sports Sunday afternoon that the hire would be made.

Summers spent a season at Georgia Southern in 2006 as the team’s safeties coach before taking jobs at UAB, UCF and then at CSU. He will replace Willie Fritz, who left to become the head coach at Tulane.

FB Scoop was the first to report the Summers hire.

Bruce Feldman is a senior college football reporter and columnist for FOXSports.com and FS1. He is also a New York Times best-selling author. His new book, "The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks," came out in October 2014. Follow him on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB and Facebook.