Following the 2021 NFL season the Seattle Seahawks made several changes to the coaching staff after finishing 7-10 and missing the playoffs. The biggest of the changes was replacing veteran defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. with Clint Hurtt, but now barely more than a month after the Hawks let Norton go, he has found a new coaching position in the college ranks.
SOURCE: UCLA is expected to hire Bruins great Ken Norton Jr as the new linebackers coach. The Bruin Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champ has spent the past decade coaching in the NFL with the last 7 yrs as a defensive coordinator.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 24, 2022
So, Norton again returns to a position where he will be a position coach, in particular for the Bruins linebackers. A three time Pro Bowl linebacker himself, Norton excelled as the linebackers coach for the Hawks during his time in that role from 2010 through 2014, helping develop All Universe Bobby Wagner, Pro Bowler K.J. Wright and Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith. Thus, while fans may have had issues with his defenses in both Seattle and for the then Oakland but now Las Vegas Raiders when he was the defensive coordinator, there seems to be little question in his ability to coach up linebackers.