The Idaho Athletic Department confirmed Sunday that defensive line coach Bam Hardmon and defensive backs coach Ashley Ambrose are no longer with the football program.
“We would like to thank them for all of their hard work for the Vandals,” Idaho coach Paul Petrino said in a statement through a team spokesperson.
FootballScoop.com initially reported the news on Saturday. The site reports Hardmon accepted a job at Troy where he will have the same position he had at Idaho, while Ambrose accepted a job at Texas State and will coach cornerbacks. Both teams play in the Sun Belt, which is the same conference as the Vandals.
Hardmon, a former standout at Florida, leaves Idaho after two seasons with the program. Ambrose, who played 16 seasons in the NFL, leaves Moscow after spending one season with the Vandals.
Hardmon and Ambrose are the fifth and sixth assistant coaches to leave the program since Petrino was hired prior to the 2013 season.
FootballScoop is reporting that former San Diego defensive line coach Kenny Holmes is the leading candidate to replace Hardmon. Nothing has been said to who will replace Ambrose. The team has not confirmed the Holmes report.
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