New Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is slowly but surely putting his staff together, and all the new hires have worked with the coach at some point during his career.
Following the hiring of three assistants from Pitt, including offensive coordinator Calvin Magee, Rodriguez has picked up another former assistant in Indiana with co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Rod Smith.
Smith played under Rodriguez at Glenville State and coached under him at Clemson, West Virginia and Michigan
“We appreciate Rod’s efforts with us this season,” IU coach Kevin Wilson said. “We’re sorry to see him leave and wish him and his family the very best. Rod has a long-standing relationship with Coach Rodriguez and we understand his decision.
“As we move forward, we’ll take our time to find the fit for our coaching staff that will keep our program headed in a positive direction.”
Working underneath Rodriguez and Smith is current UA offensive line coach, Robert Anae, who has been retained by Rodriguez.