Another day, another update. Let's go
Miami officially announces CB coach Mike Rumph, OL coach Stacy Searels, and Safeties coach Ephraim Banda as staff members.
Rumph, a member of the ’01 national championship team, was head coach at American Heritage HS in Plantation, Fla. pic.twitter.com/VIeJfQwaLI— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) January 4, 2016
Searels, former OL coach at Virginia Tech, Texas, Georgia & LSU reunites with Richt for the 2nd time in his career pic.twitter.com/gFWLIHNLRN— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) January 4, 2016
Banda spent the '15 season at Mississippi St where he served as a defensive asst. under current Canes DC Manny Diaz pic.twitter.com/xhQSgkLN6x— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) January 4, 2016
A couple reports for you. First for a non-coaching staffer
Josh Darrow will not be on Mark Richt's staff at Miami, a source told CanesInSight. He was valuable and he will find a job quickly #Canes— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) January 4, 2016
Then, for a coaching staffer
Been told there's a chance UM could still keep WR coach Kevin Beard, but that's not a sure bet.— Matt Porter (@mattyports) January 4, 2016
1:30 PM UPDATE
Per report, Larry Scott declined offer to stay at Miami and is heading to Tennessee
BREAKING: Larry Scott is headed to Tennessee #Canes— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) January 4, 2016
Larry Scott had an offer to return to Miami as TE coach and was wanted badly...he turned it down and is headed to Tennessee.— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) January 4, 2016
10:40 AM update
Per Peter Ariz of CanesInSight.com, former UM CB and current American Heritage HS coach Mike Rumph is expected to be on Mark Richt's staff
in a yet-to-be-known capacity.
American Heritage Head Coach Mike Rumph is expected to join the staff at Miami, sources told CanesInSight. #Canes— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) January 4, 2016
More as it's available. More is available.
Ariz further reports that Rumph, a starter on the 2001 National Championship team (the best collegiate team ever) will coach Cornerbacks
I'm told that Mike Rumph will coach cornerbacks at Miami #Canes. He was a starter on Miami's '01 team— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) January 4, 2016
Christy Cabrera-Chirinos of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel offers confirmation of Ariz's report
Can confirm @PeterAriz's report of Mike Rumph joining Miami's staff as CBs coach. He's currently meeting with his team at American Heritage.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) January 4, 2016
Stacy Searels coming as OL coach
I know this was reported yesterday, but we're still waiting on the official announcement on this. Searels, who has more than 20 years coaching experience, worked with new DC Manny Diaz at Texas and Mark Richt at Georgia in previous years.
This, to me, is yet another strong hire for CMR as he builds his staff here at Miami. For more info on Searels, you can click over to yesterday's update (link at the bottom of this article).
There are but precious few open spots on the staff remaining. Why, you ask? Here's the relevant section of the NCAA handbook (bylaw 11.7.2 for those interested).
NCAA Article 11: Conduct and Employment of Athletics Personnel:
11.7.2 Football Bowl Subdivision - There shall be a limit of one head coach, nine assistant coaches and two graduate assistant coaches who may be employed by an institution in bowl subdivision football.
And, if you combine that with the next section (bylaw 220.127.116.11), you get a more complete picture
18.104.22.168 Exceptions to Number Limits FBS - No individual other than coaches designated to fill the coaching categories set forth in Bylaw 11.7.2 may participate in any manner in the coaching of the intercollegiate team of a member institution during any football game, practice or other organized activity, with the following exceptions:
The subsequent sections basically deal with Strength and Conditioning coaches and undergraduate coaches, so they don't really matter in this equation.
Now, let's break those bylaws down for those confused. There can be nine (9) assistant coaches on a staff who coach on the field and recruit. There can be two (2) graduate assistants on staff. There can be infinite non-coaching staff members, but those individuals cannot give instruction (think director of football operations, quality control, and the like). Many call the last part about non-coaching staff members the "Alabama rule", cuz they have about a million non-coaching staff members.
With that in mind, here's the list of assistants at current:
- Co-OC/RBs - Thomas Brown
- OL - Stacy Searels
- DC - Manny Diaz
- DL - Craig Kuligowski
- CBs - Mike Rumph
- S - Ephraim Banda
- Special Teams - Todd Hartley
- QB coach - (Richt?)
- WR coach (Beard? Other)
- TE coach (
Scott?Nope, he's headed to Tennessee)
- LB coach (Diaz)
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That's it for now. Be sure you check back for updates.