ACC: Mike Cassano

Georgia Tech has added Mike Cassano and former Yellow Jackets standout Saeed Khalif as assistant directors of player personnel, the school announced Monday.

More from the release:
Cassano returns to college football, where he last served as running backs coach at Miami in 2010. From 2007-09, he worked as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at FIU.

Khalif (known in college as Kyle Ambrose) played defensive line at Georgia Tech from 1984-86. Khalif was a member of Tech's "Black Watch Defense," selected first team All-ACC in 1986. He returns to his alma mater after working the previous two years as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Savannah State.

ACC's lunchtime links

February, 9, 2010
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  • Al Groh might be a big name on Georgia Tech's staff, but his salary? Not so big, compared to other defensive coordinators in the league. Considering the money he's being paid from Virginia, that's not a problem.
  • Might NC State linebackers coach Andy McCollum jump ship to Georgia Tech? It's not official until it's official.
  • And Miami wouldn't confirm yet the hire of FIU running backs coach Mike Cassano for the same position, though the Miami Herald has reported it.
  • Here's another way of looking at how each team in the ACC fared over the past decade -- using a scoring system.
  • A blast from the past: FSU receiver Cameron Wade has accepted a plea deal to all but end his legal troubles, which began in 2008.