While an SEC school awaits word on whether it will lose its defensive coordinator to the NFL, a school from the Big East has officially learned they have indeed lost theirs to the pro ranks.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday the hiring of five new assistant coaches, including Robb Smith as linebackers coach. Smith had spent the past four seasons at Rutgers, including last year as defensive coordinator.
Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, of course, left Rutgers last year for the NFL.
Second-year Scarlet Knights head coach Kyle Flood is now on the hunt for two coordinators. Last month, offensive coordinator Dave Brock was named as the head coach at Delaware.
As for potential replacements, the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Flood “is zeroing in on former Kansas State head coach Ron Prince as his new offensive coordinator.” Dave Cohen, already on staff as linebackers coach, could be in line for a promotion to defensive coordinator, the paper added.
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