Recapping the Big Ten coaching changes

The Big Ten was the only major conference to avoid head-coaching changes this offseason, but the league certainly had its share of staff shuffling with assistants coming and going. Indiana's hiring of Mo Moriarity as offensive line coach on Monday marked one of the last turns on this year's Big Ten coaching carousel. Wisconsin still needs to hire a defensive assistant, but things are just about wrapped up.

Barring any late coaching changes, here's a look at who's gone, who's back and who's in new roles.


Offensive coordinator

  • Who's out: Mike Schultz (fired)

  • Who's in: Paul Petrino (previously offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach at Arkansas)

Defensive coordinator

  • Who's out: Dan Disch and Curt Mallory both were demoted to position coaches. Disch is staying on staff as linebackers coach.

  • Who's in: Vic Koenning (previously co-defensive coordinator at Kansas State)

Quarterbacks coach

  • Who's out: Kurt Beathard (fired)

  • Who's in: Jeff Brohm (previously quarterbacks coach at Florida Atlantic)

Tight ends coach

  • Who's out: Jim Pry (fired)

  • Who's in: Greg Nord (previously running backs coach/recruiting coordinator at Louisville)

Running backs coach

  • Who's out: Reggie Mitchell (left to become running backs coach/recruiting coordinator at Kansas)

  • Who's in: DeAndre Smith (previously running backs coach at UNLV)

Other moves

  • Mallory left his position as secondary coach to become defensive coordinator at Akron.

  • Special-teams coordinator Mike Woodford was fired along with Schultz, Beathard and Pry.

  • Ron West was hired as a defensive assistant. His official responsibilities have not been announced.


Offensive line coach

  • Who's out: Bobby Johnson (left to become assistant offensive line coach with the Buffalo Bills)

  • Who's in: Myron "Mo" Moriarity (previously served as head coach at Carmel (Ind.) High School


No staff changes, but recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson was named tight ends coach. Wide receivers coach Erik Campbell previously had worked with the tight ends, while Johnson had helped Darrell Wilson with the linebackers.


Linebackers coach

  • Who's out: Jay Hopson (left to become defensive coordinator at Memphis)

  • Who's in: Quality control assistant Adam Braithwaite was promoted to outside linebackers/strong safeties coach. Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson will take a more active role with the linebackers in 2010.

Other moves

  • Secondary coach Tony Gibson will continue to work with cornerbacks and free safeties, and also serve as special-teams coordinator.


Running backs coach

  • Who's out: Dan Enos (left to become head coach at Central Michigan)

  • Who's in: Brad Salem (previously served as head coach at Augustana College)


Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach

  • Who's out: Jedd Fisch (left to become quarterbacks coach with the Seattle Seahawks)

  • Who's in: Jeff Horton (previously served as quarterbacks coach with the Detroit Lions)

Wide receivers coach

  • Who's out: Richard Hightower (left to become assistant special-teams coach for the Washington Redskins)

  • Who's in: Steve Watson (previously served as associate head coach with the Denver Broncos in 2008)

Other moves

  • Running backs coach Thomas Hammock was named co-offensive coordinator


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Defensive line coach

  • Who's out: Terrell Williams (left to become defensive line coach at Texas A&M)

  • Who's in: Gary Emanuel (previously served as defensive line coach at Rutgers). Emanuel also was named co-defensive coordinator with a focus on run defense.


Defensive backs coach

  • Who's out: Kerry Cooks (left to become outside linebackers coach at Notre Dame)

  • Who's in: Chris Ash (previously served as defensive backs coach/recruiting coordinator at Iowa State)

Other moves

  • Randall McCray, who served as Wisconsin's recruiting coordinator and assistant secondary coach, left to become defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee. Wisconsin has yet to fill the vacancy.