January 13th, 2011 09:01 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Golden Hurricane, Mark Whipple, Steve Addazio
Just a couple of quick updates regarding possible SEC coaching movement:
* The name of Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee continues to bubble up in the great cauldron of coaching rumors. McGee interviewed with UConn, but it’s believed the Huskies will move in another direction. Former Miami O-coordinator Mark Whipple was expected to be Connecticut’s choice, but reports now link Dallas Cowboys assistant and former Syracuse head coach Paul Pasqualoni to the job. McGee is still a possibility at Tulsa, however. Bobby Petrino confirmed yesterday that his assistant did interview for the head coaching job at that school on Wednesday. FootballScoop.com reports that McGee will meet with Tulsa’s president today. Former Tulsa offensive coordinator Chad Morris is believed to be the front-runner for the Golden Hurricane job.
* Tennessee receivers coach Charlie Baggett has been reported to be a candidate for the same position with the Dallas Cowboys. Baggett served in that capacity with the Miami Dolphins under Nick Saban. Also on that Dolphins staff? New Dallas coach Jason Garrett.
* Former Florida and Urban Meyer assistant Chuck Heater is expected to join Steve Addazio’s staff at Temple as defensive coordinator. Heater was safeties coach with the Gators and co-coordinator.
* We’ve gotten some emails regarding rumors that Vanderbilt’s James Franklin is interested in luring defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel from West Virginia. It appears — as far as we can tell — that that talk has died down and that Casteel will remain in Morgantown. WVU head coach Bill Stewart announced last week that his “coaching staff for 2011 is complete” and that Casteel would be “heading up our defense.”
* And former Auburn offensive coordinator Al Borges is moving with Brady Hoke from San Diego State to Michigan. Borges — the man who directed AU’s offense that last time the Tigers went undefeated back in 2004 — will serve as UM’s quarterbacks coach and O-coordinator.
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