Smith, Frey leaving W. Va. for Michigan
Just the update you guys have been waiting for: former USF assistants Rod Smith and Greg Frey have notified West Virginia athletic director Ed Pastilong they intend to follow former Mountaineers coach Rich Rodriguez to Michigan, the MetroNews of West Virginia reported Friday.
Smith and Frey were in limbo after Rodriguez accepted the Michigan job, but it appears both will have spots on his Wolverines staff. Smith and Rodriguez have known each other since Smith was his quarterback at Glenville State; Frey had no ties to Rodriguez until this season but clearly showed enough to make him Rodriguez's choice to coach his offensive line at Michigan. Former USF assistant Calvin Magee has already been announced as Rodriguez's offensive coordinator.
Yes, I know you want an update on the Ben Moffitt situation, and we'll have something later tonight. Big games Saturday for USF's men's and women's basketball teams, and I can report that forward Amu Saaka, who broke his nose during Wednesday's win against Rutgers, practiced with a specially fitted mask over his face Thursday and will be able to play with the mask on during USF's game at Syracuse. Coach Stan Heath has not decided whether he'll start Saaka or freshman Orane Chin, who had nine points Wednesday, getting most of the minutes at power forward after Saaka's injury.