Assistants In The Spotlight

With most head jobs filled, talk of assistant coaching positions takes center stage

Jan. 14, 2008

By Brian Curtis

CSTV Senior Editor



Brian Curtis is a CSTV football and basketball analyst and a regular writer.
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·          With the success that Kansas had this year, more attention is being paid to their assistant coaches. One hot name right now is Bill Young, defensive coordinator, who has also worked at Ohio State and San Diego among other stops.  According to sources, Young is currently the subject of interest from the University of Washington and the University of Miami to fill their vacant coordinator jobs.




·          There are coordinator openings still remaining at Ole Miss, Auburn and LSU. As CSTV reported in December, look for LSU to stay in house with their hires. Ole Miss has officially interviewed three candidates. Auburn, reportedly, has its eye on a candidate - but who?


·          The University of South Alabama is looking for a new head football coach - their first. The school has decided to start playing FBS football in 2009 and is conducting a search for a head coach. School administrators have received a great deal of interest from current assistant coaches and past head coaches at the FBS level. According to sources, among those vying for the job are Mississippi State offensive coordinator Woody McCorvey and former Michigan State coach John L. Smith.