EMU football coaching turnover continues
This afternoon I got a tip from a source who’s been right about such things in the past, indicating that EMU football offensive line coach and running game coordinator Kurt Anderson “is no longer part of the EMU staff…He took a job with the Buffalo Bills.” If true, Anderson would be rejoining former EMU football running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley, who left EMU for Syracuse in 2010, and has now followed Doug Marrone from there to the NFL.
Further, it seems that Anderson’s replacement at EMU might be KiJuan Ware, who is rumored to be moving to Ypsilanti. Ware was the running backs coach at Miami in 2009 and 2010. When Mike Haywood left the RedHawks for Pittsburgh, Ware went with him, expecting to become the offensive coordinator, but instead…well, this happened. Ware moved on, becoming the running backs coach at Western Illinois in 2011, and then getting promoted to offensive coordinator for the Leathernecks last year. Here’s Ware’s full resumé. In addition to my source, I’ve noticed that a whole bunch of EMU football people are following and/or followed by Ware’s Twitter account, so whether or not he’ll be the offensive line coach, it does seem likely that he’ll be somewhere on EMU’s 2013 coaching staff.
Meanwhile, the team continues to have vacancies at defensive coordinator, linebackers coach, and defensive backs coach.
I think what we’re seeing here, and I’ve commented on this before, is that with Ron English’s contract running only through the end of this year, the assistant coaches are looking for all available opportunities to get out. I might be wrong, but I’ll guess that at least one more assistant will be gone before too much longer.