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  1. Syracuse adds two assistants

    Brian Bennett

    Syracuse has hired two assistants - Steve Morrison will be linebackers coach, while Donnie Henderson will work with the defensive backs. The school announced the moves Wednesday morning. Morrison replaces Dan Conley, who was let go after the seaso...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  2. WVU assistant Smith returns to Jets

    Brian Bennett

    West Virginia assistant Mike Smith lasted a little less than two weeks with the program. Smith has decided to return to the New York Jets as linebackers coach, the school announced Thursday. Uncertainty over his position with the Mountaineers may ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  3. The Big East's recent first-round history

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL draft's first round rapidly approaches, so I thought I'd take a look at the Big East's recent history with the first round. The league was a regular presence among the first 30 picks when Miami was a conference member, and Virginia Tech an...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  4. A perfect homecoming for Doug Marrone

    Brian Bennett

    Growing up, all Doug Marrone ever wanted to be was Graig Nettles. Marrone and his friends could simulate the batting stances of every New York Yankee, but he modeled his game on the star third baseman. That's the position he played all throughout ...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  5. NFL playoff weekend full of Big East products

    Brian Bennett

    The NFL divisional playoff round is one of the best weekends of the year for football fans. And the Big East will be well-represented in key roles. The league's influence could be felt last week. Baltimore's Ray Rice -- a Rutgers product -- ran fo...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  6. Casullo returns to roots as Orange's second banana

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett The day after Doug Marrone was hired as Syracuse's head coach in December, he called Bob Casullo and offered him a spot on his coaching staff. Casullo told his longtime friend, I'll think about it. Meani...

    Blog | July 13, 2009
  7. Creative bio editing for Big East coaches

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett It appears that Minnesota coach Tim Brewster likes to accentuate the positive. According to Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Brewster has his own blog and lists his coaching record as 113-61-1. That's ...

    Blog | June 11, 2009
  8. Big East lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett * Former Cincinnati defensive back DeAngelo Smith helped rescue a reporter when the Dallas Cowboys' training facility collapsed on Saturday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. * The Charleston G...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  9. Leavitt officially promotes Canales, hires WR coach

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett In a move that had been widely expected since mid-January, South Florida head coach Jim Leavitt promoted Mike Canales to offensive coordinator today. Canales will replace Greg Gregory, who was demoted last month...

    Blog | February 25, 2009
  10. Big East coaching change scorecard

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett You can't follow all the coaching changes in the Big East this offseason without a scorecard. So here it is: CINCINNATI Defensive coordinator: Joe Tresey was let go and Bob Diaco was hired from Virginia. ...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  11. No Harris reunion at Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Some Pittsburgh fans had held out hope that former head coach Walt Harris would rejoin the staff as Dave Wannstedt's new offensive coordinator. Not going to happen. Harris took a job today as Akron's qua...

    Blog | February 17, 2009
  12. Big East lunchtime links: Coaching comings and goings

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett * Cincinnati has apparently found its new defensive coordinator. According to several reports in Virginia newspapers, including here and here, Virginia defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is coming to the Bearc...

    Blog | February 16, 2009
  13. Marrone adds former Syracuse assistant Casullo to staff

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett New Syracuse coach Doug Marrone will have a familiar name as one of his top assistants. Marrone has hired Bob Casullo to be the Orange's assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. ...

    Blog | February 13, 2009
  14. Cavanaugh leaves Pitt for NFL

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh has officially resigned from the school to become the quarterbacks coach for the NFL's New York Jets. The quarterback on Pitt's 1976 national championship ...

    Blog | February 10, 2009
  15. Tresey, Cincinnati part ways

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett The coordinator shuffle in the Big East continued on Monday night when Cincinnati released the surprising news that defensive coordinator Joe Tresey would not return in 2009. Head coach Brian Kelly cited philoso...

    Blog | February 09, 2009
  16. Pitt may need new offensive coordinator

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by's Brian Bennett Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh is expected to resign and take a job as the quarterbacks coach with the New York Jets, according to a report by Paul Zeise in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Cavanaug...

    Blog | February 05, 2009