Who's in, who's out in Big East


Three teams that will play in the Big East next season underwent head-coaching changes. Many more saw staff changes across the board. After Rutgers shored up its staff Tuesday by announcing the hiring of two new coordinators, we take a look at the notable assistant comings and goings in the conference:


Who's in: Eddie Gran, offensive coordinator; Art Kaufman, defensive coordinator. The Bearcats' receivers coach from 1992-93, Gran returns to the Bearcats after three seasons at Florida State, where he was associate head coach, dealing with running backs and special teams. He went to Tallahassee after a year at Tenneesse, and he had previously spent 14 seasons as an assistant to new head coach Tommy Tuberville at Ole Miss and Auburn. Kaufman, meanwhile, comes over with Tuberville from Texas Tech, where he spent one season after a stint at North Carolina.

Who's out: Mike Bajakian, offensive coordinator; John Jancek, defensive coordinator. Bajakian and Jancek were two of the five assistants former head coach Butch Jones took with him this offseason to Tennessee.


Who's in: T.J. Weist, offensive coordinator; Hank Hughes, defensive coordinator. Cincinnati's receivers coach the last three seasons -- in addition to recruiting coordinator in 2012 -- Weist was hired to direct an offense that ranked 110th nationally in total offense. George DeLeone was stripped of his OC duties following a 2012 campaign that saw the Huskies average just 17.75 points per game, 118th nationally. He will be the associate head coach and retain offensive line coaching duties. Hughes begins his second stint as UConn's defensive coordinator and 13th season on staff after spending the past two seasons as the assistant head coach.

Who's out: Don Brown, defensive coordinator. Brown, meanwhile, left for Boston College after directing two years as UConn's defensive coordinator. The Huskies ranked 10th nationally in total defense in 2012.


Who's in: Doug Meacham, offensive coordinator; David Gibbs, defensive coordinator. Meachem joins the Cougars after eight seasons coaching inside receivers and tight ends at Oklahoma State, where he was the passing coordinator for one of the nation's top offenses. Travis Bush, who assumed play-calling duties when Mike Nesbitt was fired after Week 1 this past season, will take on assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator duties. Gibbs' defensive coordinator duties came in 2005 with Auburn and with Minnesota from 1997-2000. He was the secondary coach with the Houston Texans in 2009 and 2010.

Who's out: Jamie Bryant, defensive coordinator. Bryant was let go after his defense ranked 115th nationally in total D, 107th in scoring D, 92nd in rushing D and 115th in passing D.


Who's in: Ron Prince, offensive coordinator; Dave Cohen, defensive coordinator. After spending three seasons in the NFL, Prince, the former Kansas State head coach and former Virginia offensive coordinator, is charged with bringing along an offense that did not scored more than 17 points in its final four games of the season, three of which were losses. Cohen moves up from his previous post of linebackers coach, where he tutored Big East defensive player of the year Khaseem Greene. He was defensive coordinator at Western Michigan for three years before that.

Who's out: Dave Brock, offensive coordinator; Robb Smith, defensive coordinator. Brock left the Scarlet Knights to become the head coach at Delaware, leaving Rutgers with its fourth different offensive coordinator in as many years. Smith joined former boss Greg Schiano in Tampa Bay to become the Buccaneers' linebackers coach.


Who's in: Walt Wells, offensive coordinator; Chuck Bresnahan, defensive coordinator. Wells came with new head coach Willie Taggart from Western Kentucky, where he spent 10 seasons working with the offensive line. Bresnahan was the DC for the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions after serving as the DC for the Oakland Raiders in 2011 and from 2000-03. He held the same position with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2005-07.

Who's out: Todd Fitch, offensive coordinator; Chris Cosh, defensive coordinator. Fitch joined Steve Addazio at Boston College to become the Eagles' receivers coach. He and Cosh were two of the eight assistants to be let go following the firing of head coach Skip Holtz. Running backs coach Larry Scott was the only Bulls assistant to be retained, as he moved to tackles and tight ends coach.


Who's in: Marcus Satterfield, offensive coordinator; Phil Snow, defensive coordinator. Satterfield joined new head coach Matt Rhule's staff after seven straight seasons as an offensive coordinator at Tennessee-Martin (2006-08) and Tennessee-Chattanooga (2009-12). Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich was initially hired by Rhule but backed out two weeks later to stay in place with the Wolf Pack. Snow, who worked with Rhule in 2001 at UCLA, spent the last three seasons as the DC at Eastern Michigan.

Who's out: Ryan Day, offensive coordinator; Chuck Heater, defensive coordinator. Day is one of four former Temple assistants to join former head coach Addazio at Boston College. Heater accepted the DC position at Marshall.