With the passing of a new NCAA rule, college football teams are now allowed 10 full-time on-field assistant coaches on their staffs, up by one coach from the previous rule.
The normal offseason coaching turnover was turned up a notch, as SEC programs have spent the winter and spring replacing departed staff members as well as filling their staffs with the full allotment of 10 assistants.
On Monday, Chris Vannini of The Athletic released a full breakdown of what every FBS team did with their 10th assistant, in terms of from where they hired and what position they will coach.
With all 14 teams having their full staffs in place, here’s what each head coach chose to do with his valuable 10th position.
Florida: Ron English, safeties coach
Like many of Mullen’s hires, he has experience with English, who spent last season as Mississippi State’s safeties coach. And all of Mullen’s hires boast prior experience on SEC coaching staffs — 69 combined seasons worth. English was also the coach at Eastern Michigan from 2009-13.
Fountain was a special teams’s analyst with the Bulldogs in 2017 before leaving to become the special teams coordinator at Mississippi State. Kirby Smart realized his program couldn’t afford to lose Fountain, so he hired him back one month later as special teams coordinator in Athens.
Kentucky: Brad White, outside linebackers coach
White spent the past six seasons on the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive staff, most recently as outside linebackers coach from 2015-17. He was assistant linebackers coach and defensive quality control coach before that. White has five seasons of college coaching experience. He was a defensive graduate assistant at Wake Forest in 2007 and 2008, coached safeties at Murray State in 2009 and was inside linebackers coach at Air Force in 2010 and 2011.
Missouri: A.J. Ofodile, wide receivers coach
Ofodile was formerly the Tigers Director of Recruiting, and he has deep Mizzou ties. He was a tight end for the program during a career that included an all-Big Eight season as a senior in 1993. He also enjoyed a six-year NFL career that included stops with the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. Odom hired Ofodile in spring 2016.
South Carolina: Kyle Krantz
Krantz had spent the past two seasons at South Carolina as a defensive analyst, and before that had worked with coach Will Muschamp at both Auburn and Florida. He will serve in multiple capacities for the Gamecocks, assisting with special teams, the nickel backs in the secondary, and the Sam linebackers.
Tennessee: Brian Niedermeyer, tight ends coach
Niedermeyer was a graduate assistant under Jeremy Pruitt at both Georgia and Alabama, before serving as assistant director of recruiting operations for the Crimson Tide last season.
Vanderbilt: Shawn Mennenga, special teams coach
Spending last season as an assistant special teams coach with the Cleveland Browns in the NFL, Mennenga was on the Browns’ special teams staff since 2011, and he coached linebackers at South Dakota State before that.
Alabama: Dan Enos, QB coach
Enos boasts more than 20 years of experience coaching skill-position players, 10 years of play-calling experience and five years as the head coach at Central Michigan (2010-14). He served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas for the last three seasons and arrives in Tuscaloosa after a brief stint at Michigan where had been named an offensive assistant coach in January.
Arkansas: Mark Smith, secondary coach
Smith was previously the director of recruiting at SMU under first-year Arkansas coach Chad Morris, and he will split secondary coaching duties with Ron Cooper.
Woodson played in the SEC as a defensive back at Ole Miss from 1999 to 2003, starting for two years under David Cutcliffe. He coached at Millsaps College, Charleston Southern and Fresno State before landing at Memphis, where he spent the last two seasons. Under Woodson, Memphis ranked 19th nationally in interceptions with 16 and third in overall passes defended with 87. The Tigers also had 16 interceptions in the 2016 season, Woodson’s first with the program.
Busch’s past stops include Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Rutgers, where he served as the co-defensive coordinator. He worked with Dave Aranda, the Tigers defensive coordinator, when the two were at Wisconsin together.
Mississippi State: Joey Jones, special teams coordinator
Joe Moorhead hired Jones to replace Scott Fountain, whom he initially hired before Fountain decided to return to Georgia. Jones was the coach at South Alabama from 2008-17. Over his nine seasons leading the Jaguars, he went 52-50, which included going 18-29 in Sun Belt Conference play after the school joined the conference in 2012. Prior to coaching at South Alabama, Jones was the head coach at Division III Birmingham-Southern for two seasons from 2006-07.
Ole Miss: Charles Clark, defensive backs coach
Longtime Ole Miss fans will remember Clark as a three-year starter at safety for the Rebels in the mid-2000s. The Florida native tallied 198 tackles in his career in Oxford. He has been on staff at Duke, San Jose State, Colorado and, most recently, Oregon.
Texas A&M: Elijah Robinson, defensive line coach
Robinson comes to join Jimbo Fisher’s staff in College Station after spending only one seasonal Baylor under first-year coach Matt Rhule. Robinson followed Rhule to Baylor after spending three seasons under him as a defensive line coach at Temple (2014-16), where he coached six All-AAC selections.