Shafer said Friday in a release announcing the hire that "we will put a physical, attacking, multiple defense on the field that will excel in fundamentals and tackling."
Middle Tennessee hires Scott Shafer as defensive coordinator →
"I want to thank DJ Durkin for the opportunity to be on his staff, but at this time I feel it's best to step aside to tend to personal matters," Shafer said in the press release. "I'm sincerely appreciative of his support and friendship."
Scott Shafer resigns as Maryland's defensive coordinator citing personal reasons →