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Northwestern DC David Braun to be interim coach, sources say

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Northwestern defensive coordinator David Braun has been tabbed as the school's interim head coach for the 2023 season, sources told ESPN.

Braun will serve as the interim coach in the aftermath of the firing of coach Pat Fitzgerald amid allegations of hazing in the Northwestern program.

Northwestern hired Braun as defensive coordinator in January, which means he arrived after the hazing investigation was already initiated. Braun came from North Dakota State, where he won FCS Coordinator of the Year in 2021. During his four seasons at North Dakota State, Braun served as the coordinator and defensive playcaller on two national championship teams.