MARYLAND (0): If ever a program needed some stability. As friend and esteemed colleague Patrick Stevens notes, the Terps had had three offensive coordinators in as many years and four defensive coordinators in five.
MIAMI (3): Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch and running backs coach Terry Richardson went to the Jacksonville Jaguars and were replaced, respectively, by Coley from Florida State and Hurricanes operations director assistant Harlie Brown.
When receivers coach George McDonald departed for Arkansas — he later went to Syracuse as offensive coordinator — Al Golden hired deposed Florida International coach Mario Cristobal. He promptly went to Alabama, and Golden turned to Larry Scott, formerly of South Florida, not the Pacific 12 commissioner.
NORTH CAROLINA (2): Deke Adams (defensive line) and David Duggan (linebackers) departed for South Carolina and Southern Mississippi, respectively. Head coach Larry Fedora hired Keith Gilmore from Illinois and Ron West from Arizona State as their successors.
N.C. STATE (8): New head coach Dave Doeren retained one of Tom O’Brien’s assistants: running backs coach Des Kitchings. His offensive coordinator is Matt Canada, previously the OC at Wisconsin (2012), Northern Illinois (2011, under Doeren) and Indiana (2007-10). Dave Huxtable is the Wolfpack’s defensive coordinator, the same position he held last season at Pittsburgh.
PITT (1): Head coach Paul Chryst promoted Matt House (defensive backs) to replace Huxtable. He then hired John Palermo as a defensive assistant. Palermo and Chryst were co-workers at Wisconsin.
SYRACUSE (7): Scott Shafer retained Rob Moore (receivers) and Tim Daoust (defensive line) from Doug Marrone’s staff. His coordinators are McDonald (past two years at Miami, previous two with Cleveland Browns) on offense and Chuck Bullough on defense. Bullough worked the past two seasons with the Browns, the previous five at UCLA.
VIRGINIA (5): After firing defensive coordinator Jim Reid, Shawn Moore (tight ends), Mike Faragalli (running backs) and Jeff Hanson (defensive line), London lost offensive coordinator Bill Lazor to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Replacements, not to be confused with the alternative rock band: offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild from the San Diego Chargers, defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta from N.C. State, associate head coach/offense O’Brien from N.C. State, running backs coach/special teams Larry Lewis from Nevada and receivers coach Marques Hagans, promoted from graduate assistant.
London’s original hire to succeed Faragalli, Jeff Banks from Texas-El Paso, left soon thereafter to Texas A&M.
VIRGINIA TECH (3): The most debated and anticipated changes in our little corner were in Blacksburg, where Beamer demoted offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring and excused Mike O’Cain (quarterbacks), Kevin Sherman (receivers) and Curt Newsome (offensive line).
In their stead, Scot Loeffler will run the offense and coach quarterbacks, while Jeff Grimes handles the o-line and Aaron Moorehead the receivers. Loeffler and Grimes come from Auburn, Moorehead from Stanford.
WAKE FOREST (2): Former Purdue All-America receiver Taylor Stubblefield arrives from New Mexico to coach his specialty position, replacing Lonnie Galloway, who went to West Virginia. Warren Belin comes from the Carolina Panthers and will coach the outside linebackers, succeeding Tim Duffie, now at Oklahoma State.
There you have it. If only we had this rate of turnover in Congress.
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