Monday, January 03, 2011

Moorhead and Johnson still at UConn; Richardson to the U

I spent most of today jammed into airplanes, making a day-long trek back from Arizona. But need to clear up the previous post, as the report from the Washington Post about UConn assistant coaches Joe Moorhead, Lyndon Johnson and Terry Richardson following Randy Edsall to Maryland was was off base.

Richardson is indeed leaving UConn, but will join Al Golden on the staff of Miami. I actually ran into Richardson upon arrival at Bradley airport late this afternoon. He was sharply dressed and wearing sunglasses while getting a shoeshine in the terminal and waiting for his flight. And he has no idea how the rumor started, but it's obviously false. All other members of the staff are still under UConn's employ. For now.

The loss of Richardson, an excellent recruiter, particularly his native Florida, stings. He's a good coach, strong developer of talent and popular with the players.

EDIT: Just to be clear...none of the assistants had agreed to join Edsall as of yesterday. That doesn't mean it won't happen. It might; or it might not.


Anonymous Vinny from East Haven said...

As to who will be the next head coach....forget Leach. Here's my top 10:
1. Jim Harbaugh. Why not?
2. Wade Phillips.
3. Eric Mangini. Unfortunately, i think he's a legit candidate.
4. Len Marazzi (Amity, ND of West Haven).
5. Barry Switzer.
6. Brett Favre.
7. Ralph Friedgen. He's better than Edsall anyway.
8. Rex Ryan's twin brother.
9. Tom Coughlin (will be job searching soon).
10. Geno Auriemma.

What a disaster.

January 04, 2011 1:14 AM 

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