College Football Rumors: Huskers GA to Kentucky?
In a somewhat surprising move, Nebraska Cornhuskers graduate assistant Vince Marrow has been offered a spot on the Kentucky Wildcats staff. Marrow has been instrumental on pulling in some of the Huskers’ recruiting commitments and his son plays on the team following two transfers, one from the Alabama Crimson Tide and another from the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
I can confirm Vince Marrow has been offered a job on Mark Stoops staff, but he has not taken it per a source. "Still thinking it over."
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) December 11, 2012
Later in the day following Callahan’s tweet, Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star tweeted:
— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) December 11, 2012
Graduate assistants often find themselves looking for the opportunity to move to a well-paid full time coaching gig, but considering Marrow’s recruiting connections in Ohio and how well that meshes with the current staff, his eventual move seemed to be a step up within Nebraska’s ranks. To emphasize just how big of a hit this could be to the Huskers’ recruiting efforts, Marrow is credited with at least partial work on securing five of Nebraska’s 16 current verbal commitments this cycle.
It seems unlikely that his son would follow him to Lexington as he was entering his junior season with the Huskers following his transfer. The younger Marrow was looked at as a potential bigger back for Tim Beck‘s offense, a role that was eventually filled by freshman running back Imani Cross.
Rumors have also been circulating in regards to the futures of Huskers running backs coach Ron Brown and associate head coach and offensive line coach Barney Cotton. Brown continues to put in a heavy amount of time with his ministry work and the product that Cotton has put on the field has been questionable, leaving speculation as to whether or not he’s a true fit as an offensive line coach.
Brandon Cavanaugh is a college football columnist for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter: @eightlaces