As expected, the 10th assistant rule is having a negative impact on Group of Five programs.
The latest example of that is South Alabama, which has lost defensive coordinator Kane Wommack to Indiana. The Hoosiers announced Wommack’s hiring as linebackers coach late Monday morning.
With Wommack’s addition, William Inge will shift from linebackers coach to special teams coordinator.
“Kane is one of the bright, young coaches in our profession. He has done a tremendous job as a defensive coordinator at two different stops,” IU head coach Tom Allen said in a statement. “I have a strong relationship with his family, but more importantly, he is an excellent football coach. Kane is the kind of person that I want in our program mentoring our young men and that will represent Indiana University in an excellent way. He is a guy that I know and trust, and I am very excited to have him join the IU Football family.”
Wommack, who played his college football at Arkansas in a playing career that ended in 2006, spent the past two seasons as the coordinator at South Alabama. That was his first job at the FBS level.
The NCAA’s 10th on-field coach rule officially goes into effect today.