Big East coaching change scorecard

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
You can't follow all the coaching changes in the Big East this offseason without a scorecard. So here it is:


  • Defensive coordinator: Joe Tresey was let go and Bob Diaco was hired from Virginia.

  • Defensive line: Keith Gilmore, who was also the assistant head coach, left for Illinois. No replacement has been named yet.

Notes: Defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs was promoted to associate head coach, while special teams/tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Mike Elston is now assistant head coach. Diaco will install a 3-4 scheme on defense.


  • Offensive coordinator: Rob Ambrose took the head coaching job at Towson and was replaced by Akron's Joe Moorhead.

Notes: Moorhead will give the offense a no-huddle, high-tempo look.


  • Defensive coordinator: Ron English left to become the head coach at Eastern Michigan. Bill Miller was elevated from linebackers coach but then left for Kansas. Former Utah State head coach Brent Guy was hired.

  • Offensive coordinator: Jeff Brohm was demoted and took a job at Florida Atlantic. Head coach Steve Kragthorpe will call his own plays this season,

  • Secondary: Eric Lewis followed English to Eastern Michigan and was replaced by former Tennessee assistant Larry Slade.

  • Special teams/safeties: Antonio Goss succeeded Mark Nelson.

  • Running backs/tight ends: Tony Alford quit as running backs coach to take the same job at Notre Dame. Tight ends coach Greg Nord moved to running back, and Jay Johnson was hired to coach tight ends.

  • Wide receivers: Jeff Lewis will coach the position that Kragthorpe handled last season.

  • Quarterbacks coach: Matt Wells was hired from New Mexico.

Notes: Kragthorpe has had little staff stability in his three years at Louisville. He's now on his fourth defensive coordinator and third offensive coordinator.


  • Offensive coordinator: Matt Cavanaugh left to coach quarterbacks for the NFL's New York Jets.

Notes: Frank Cignetti promises a smooth transition and will use many of the same schemes and terminology as Cavanaugh.


  • Offensive coordinator: John McNulty was hired by the NFL's Arizona Cardinals to coach receivers. No replacement has been named yet.

  • Running backs: Gary Brown left to coach running backs for the NFL's Cleveland Browns.

Notes: Both departures occurred during the past week. Schiano can brag that his assistants only left for NFL jobs.


  • Defensive coordinator: Wally Burnham took the defensive coordinator job at Iowa State. No replacement has been named.

  • Offensive coordinator: Greg Gregory was demoted, then left for South Alabama. No replacement has been named.

  • Secondary: Troy Douglas has moved to North Carolina. No replacement has been named.

Notes: Receivers coach Mike Canales is widely believed to be Gregory's successor; Canales had the offensive coordinator title before Gregory. A little change might be good for the Bulls, who've hit a wall midseason the past couple of years.


  • Head coach: Doug Marrone was hired to replace the fired Greg Robinson.

  • Defensive coordinator: Scott Shafer, who was fired by Michigan after last season, was hired.

  • Offensive coordinator: Former Clemson playcaller Rob Spence was hired.

  • Offensive line: Former Tennessee assistant Greg Adkins was hired.

  • Receivers: Jaime Elizondo was hired from the Canadian Football League.

  • Running backs: Former Tennessee assistant Stan Drayton was hired.

  • Secondary: John Anselmo was hired from Nassau Community College.

  • Special teams/Tight ends: Bob Casullo, a former longtime Syracuse coach, was hired and will also be assistant head coach.

Notes: Marrone kept two holdovers from Robinson's staff, linebackers coach Dan Conley and defensive line coach Derrick Jackson.


  • No changes.