The Packers have added multiple coaches over the past seven days. As one would expect, they looked into several candidates for each position. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the team sat down with University of Wisconsin assistant Dave Aranda last week.
The report states that Aranda met with Packers general manager Ted Thompson, head coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers. Aranda interviewed for the same position that has since been filled by Oklahoma Sooners assistant Jerry Montgomery. The team took the entire day to interview Aranda before moving on.
Aranda may have interested the Packers due to his experience with the 3-4 defense. He brought the scheme with him to Madison in 2013 under then-head coach Gary Andersen. With Aranda at the controls, Wisconsin allowed the third-fewest yards per game (299.4) among FBS teams over the last two years. He was retained by Andersen's replacement Paul Chryst.