Updated Big East coaching change scorecard

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
Barring any last-minute surprises, the Big East assistant coaching carousel is almost over.

The only remaining job left to be filled is Cincinnati's defensive line coach, which should be resolved very soon. So, for posterity's sake, here's your updated guide to all the changes this offseason for each Big East school.


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 was hired from Middle Tennessee State to succeed Mark Nelson.

Running backs/tight ends: Tony Alford quit as running backs coach to take that 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: 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. Frank Cignetti Jr. was hired from California.

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


Defensive coordinator: Head coach Greg Schiano relinquished his role as defensive coordinator. Assistants Bob Fraser and Ed Pinkham were elevated to co-defensive coordinators.

Offensive coordinator: John McNulty was hired by the NFL's Arizona Cardinals to coach receivers. Assistants Kyle Flood and Kirk Ciarrocca were elevated to co-offensive coordinators.

Running backs: Gary Brown left to coach running backs for the NFL's Cleveland Browns. Former Syracuse assistant Randy Trivers was hired.

Wide receivers: Brian Jenkins was hired from Louisiana-Lafayette to coach the position formerly handled by Ciarrocca.

Special teams: Robb Smith was hired from Maine to oversee special teams and outside linebackers. Chris Rippon left to pursue other opportunities.

Notes: Rutgers had a lot of turnover, but Schiano promoted a lot within his program to maintain stability.

South Florida

Defensive coordinator: Wally Burnham took the defensive coordinator job at Iowa State. Tresey was hired.

Offensive coordinator: Greg Gregory was demoted, then left for South Alabama. Receivers coach Mike Canales was promoted.

Linebackers: David Blackwell was hired from Clemson to oversee the position group that Burnham tutored. He will be co-defensive coordinator.

Receivers: Phil McGeoghan was hired from the Naval Prep Academy.

Secondary: Troy Douglas left for North Carolina. Tresey will coach defensive backs.

Notes: Leavitt struck out with several candidates for defensive coordinator but ended up with two good hires for that job.


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 was hired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He 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.

West Virginia

No changes.