Del Rio will see lots of resumes in Mobile

January, 19, 2009
1/19/09
12:44
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Jack Del Rio and his staff will take the Senior Bowl South team onto the practice field in Mobile, Ala., today.

Those coaches get a week of work with some top prospects. Those top prospects get a week of work with some NFL coaches.

The thing is, Del Rio's staff is thinned out.

Since the end of a disastrous 5-11 season, Del Rio has lost six coaches

  • Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams completed a one-year deal and took the same post in New Orleans.
  • Special teams coach Joe DeCamillis jumped to the same post in Dallas.
  • Strength and conditioning coach Mark Asanovich was dismissed.
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach Les Ebert was dismissed.
  • Defensive assistant Tom Williams left to become head coach at Yale.
  • Assistant wide receivers coach Robert Prince became receivers coach in Seattle.

I'm sure he planned an efficient way for his 11 assistants to handle the college kids they will be working with this week. It will be harder for him to duck coaches trying to get five minutes of his time or a resume into his hand.

Mobile is sad that way this week -- it amounts to an unemployed coaches' convention.

A lot of head coaches don't show face at practices and try to avoid the prime hotel lobbies there until their staffs are filled. As one of the game's coaches, Del Rio won't be able to maintain as low a profile. He's probably going to interview some people while he is in Mobile. He's going to shake the hands and have conversations with a lot of job seekers who claim some sort of connection as well.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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