Canales coached Rivers at NC State

Former South Florida offensive coordinator Mike Canales will agree to a deal to hold the same position at North Texas, according to two sources close to the situation.

Canales, 48, had two stints as South Florida's offensive coordinator. He became available when new South Florida coach Skip Holtz, who replaced the fired Jim Leavitt, decided not to retain his services.

Canales' experience also includes a two-year stint as the passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach for North Carolina State, where he coached current Pro Bowl quarterback Phillip Rivers. Canales spent 2003 as the New York Jets' receivers coach before serving as Arizona's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach the next three seasons before returning to South Florida.