Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tennessee Special Teams/Tight Ends Coach

Eric Russell has left Tennessee to coach the special teams at Washington State. Here are our potential candidates to replace him:

Kirk Doll - San Jose State Special Teams/Running Backs Coach
  • LB coach at LSU in 2002 and '03, where he worked on staff with Derek Dooley as well as Lance Thompson.

Pete Alamar - Fresno State Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach
  • Coached TEs and special teams at Cal from 2003-09. He worked on staff with Justin Wilcox, who was the LB coach at Cal from 2003-05.

Tim Salem - Central Florida Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach
  • Offensive coordinator at UCF from 2004-08. He worked on staff with Lance Thompson from 2004-06 when Thompson was the team's defensive coordinator.

Charlie Coiner - ex-North Carolina Defensive Line Coach
  • Assistant special teams coach for the Chicago Bears in 2004 and '05. Harry Hiestand was the Bears' OL coach from 2005-09.

Other names in consideration:
  • Mark Tommerdahl, Louisiana Tech
  • Al Roberts, ex-Rams
  • Bob Ligashesky, ex-Broncos
  • Ron Middleton, Duke

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