With the news that Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will become the Bills' head coach, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that McDermott is likely to bring Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb to Buffalo to be his defensive coordinator.
McDermott and Holcomb have worked together for four years. Holcomb has coached Carolina's linebackers since 2013, helping develop Luke Kuechly into a four-time Pro Bowler and the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year.
Holcomb was a defensive assistant and quality control coach for four years with the Giants before coming to Carolina. He spent 14 years in the college coaching ranks before moving up to the pros. He is a graduate of West Virginia.
Sean McDermott's likely DC in Buffalo is Panthers LB coach Al Holcomb, per source. Logical hire and promotion.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2017