Big East coaching moves scorecard

As spring practice kicks into high gear around the Big East, here's your handy-dandy guide to all of the offseason coaching moves around the league. Clip and save: (Oh, wait. This is a blog. Do not clip your computer screen.)


No changes



Randy Edsall, head coach (to Maryland)

Todd Orlando, defensive coordinator/inside linebackers (to Florida International)

Lyndon Johnson, outside linebackers/special teams coordinator (to Maryland)

Terry Richardson, running backs (to Miami)


Paul Pasqualoni, head coach

George DeLeone, offensive coordinator

Don Brown, defensive coordinator

Clayton White, special team coordinator/running backs

Internal moves:

Former offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead is now quarterbacks coach

Quick take:

Pasqualoni, the Connecticut native, comes aboard with two new coordinators (three if you count special teams). But the rest of the staff stayed intact. Edsall took only one assistant with him to Maryland, which is strange. There should be more continuity in this coaching change than most. The trick will be getting the old and the new styles to mesh.



Mike Groh, quarterbacks (to Alabama)


Shawn Watson, quarterbacks

Quick take:

Charlie Strong scored a victory by keeping his staff almost fully together after a successful first year. Watson, the former Nebraska offensive coordinator, looks like a great addition to coach a position in flux.



Dave Wannstedt, head coach (forced resignation)

All of Wannstedt's assistants


Todd Graham, head coach

Paul Randolph, executive associate head coach/co-defensive coordinator/defensive line

Calvin Magee, assistant head coach/co-offensive coordinator/running backs

Mike Norvell, co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers/director of recruiting

Keith Patterson, defensive coordinator/linebackers

Tony Dews, tight ends

Todd Dodge, quarterbacks

Tony Gibson, cornerbacks,/recruiting coordinator

Spencer Leftwich, offensive line

Randall McCray, safeties/special teams coordinator

Quick take:

It's certainly a sea change at Pitt, with an new staff and a whole new philosophy. The presence of several West Virginia assistants lends a little more spice to the Backyard Brawl, as well. Graham has done a good job of building some excitement after the whole Wannstedt/Mike Haywood mess.



Kyle Ciarrocca, co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks (not retained)

Randy Melvin, defensive line (not retained)

Ed Pinkham, co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs (to Elon)


Frank Cignetti Jr., offensive coordinator/quarterbacks

Brian Angelichio, tight ends

Jeff Hafley, defensive backs

Internal moves:

Phil Galiano moves from tight ends to defensive line

Robb Smith will coach linebackers as well as special teams

Quick take:

After a 4-8 season, Rutgers needed to make some major changes. Head coach Greg Schiano took advantage of the Pitt staff turnover to hire three former Panthers assistants. Hafley's ties in New Jersey already helped in recruiting. Cignetti will be charged with fixing a stale offense.

South Florida

No changes



Bob Casullo, assistant head coach/special teams (parted ways)


Tim Daoust, defensive end

Internal moves:

Nathanial Hackett was promoted to offensive coordinator

John Anselmo becomes assistant head coach and will work with linebackers

Dan Conley will concentrate on inside linebackers

Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer will work with defensive backs

Jimmy Brumbaugh will coach defensive tackles

Special teams will be divided among the staff

Quick take:

Casullo left before last season ended, so Syracuse had already moved on. The changes in responsibilities reflect the areas of concentration for the Orange this summer, as they have many young players who need tutoring.

West Virginia


Jeff Mullen, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks (not retained)

Lonnie Galloway, receivers (to Wake Forest)

Dave Johnson, offensive line (not retained)

Chris Beatty, running backs/slot receivers (not retained)

Dave McMichael, tight ends/special teams (not retained)


Dana Holgorsen, offensive coordinator/head coach in waiting

Shannon Dawson, receivers

Bill Bedenbaugh, offensive line

Robert Gillespie, running backs

Quick take:

The entire offensive staff was let go except for Galloway, who left for Wake Forest a couple of weeks ago. West Virginia hasn't named a replacement for Galloway yet, but Dawson and Holgorsen will likely coach the receivers, with someone coming on board for special teams. The defensive staff remains intact, and Bill Stewart will coach his final year before handing the reins to Holgorsen. It will be a fascinating chemistry test.