#Jets interviewing former Auburn/Falcons DC Brian Van Gorder for linebackers job today.
— Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) February 7, 2013
This sheds some light on the Jeff Weeks hiring. There was some ambiguity about his status following the Jets’ coaching staff announcement as we tried to figure out if he was the main linebackers coach and Karl Dunbar’s assistant or not. For now, he will remain in an assistant role at both positions as the Jets continue their search to replace Bob Sutton (linebackers) and Mike Smith (outside linebackers).
Update: This hiring has since been confirmed by multiple sources. VanGorder primarily has a 4-3 background (like Coach Dunbar) and also favors an aggressive, attacking defense.