Tigers begin search for assistant coaches

Tigers begin search for assistant coaches

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - More staff changes are in the works at the University of Memphis.

It looks like Tigers Head Coach Mike Norvell is zeroing in on his next offensive coordinator--Kevin Johns of Texas Tech.

In his first year in Lubbock, Johns led the Red Raiders offense to a top 20 ranking nationally, averaging more than 485 yards and 38 points per game.

Johns is shopping his services after Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury was fired following a 5-7 season. If hired, Johns would be the third OC in Norvell’s 3 years in Memphis. Each previous coach left for a position at a power 5 school.

Speaking of movement to power programs, Tigers defensive line coach Paul Randolph is reportedly leaving for a job at Texas Tech of the Big 12. Randolph was one of Memphis Head Coach Mike Norvell’s original hires when he came to the U of M in 2016.

Randolph is the 4th U of M assistant to leave the program after the season.

Norvell is reportedly ready to go with a replacement in Deke Adams, who was Defensive Line Coach at North Carolina. Adams also coached Defense at East Carolina, South Carolina and Southern Mississippi.

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