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WVU assistant Smith returns to Jets

West Virginia assistant Mike Smith lasted a little less than two weeks with the program.

Smith has decided to return to the New York Jets as linebackers coach, the school announced Thursday. Uncertainty over his position with the Mountaineers may have been a factor. In an interview with BlueGoldNews.com last month, Smith said figuring out what he would be doing for coach Dana Holgorsen needed to be figured out.

When West Virginia announced his hiring, Smith was only listed as a defensive assistant. He was the only assistant coach absent from the school's signing day media availability on Wednesday.