Source: Texas A&M hiring Miss. State's David Turner to coach D-tackles

Published Feb. 23, 2016 12:10 p.m. ET

Texas A&M is hiring Mississippi State defensive line coach David Turner as the Aggies’ new defensive tackles coach, a source told FOX Sports Tuesday morning. Turner is getting a two-year deal.

Turner spent six seasons at MSU in two different stints. Texas A&M will be the fifth SEC program he’s coached. Turner becomes the fourth Bulldog defensive assistant to leave the program this offseason. 

In 2014, Turner sparked the MSU D to produce 37 sacks – the third-most in school history and the most overall since 1996. In 2015, MSU had 30 sacks.

Turner, a 30-year coaching veteran, replaces Mark Hagen, who left College Station to return to Indiana.

Mike Bonner was the first to report the Turner hire.

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