A day after naming broken-down Alabama assistant Dan Enos the unusual University of Miami offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Hurricanes head football coach Manny Diaz announced the addition of working backs coach Eric Hickson and offensive line coach Butch Barry to the crew.
“We’re furious to welcome Eric and Butch to the Miami household,” Diaz acknowledged. “Each and each males are eminent lecturers with diverse instructing backgrounds, and I’m assured they’re going to be huge property to our offensive crew.”
Hickson, forty 4, is from Fortress Lauderdale and coached working backs with the Kansas Explain Wildcats closing season. Beforehand, Hickson spent three years because the Akron Zips’ working backs coach. He additionally worked as Plantation American Heritage’s working backs coach and particular groups coordinator from 2007-2011, and became as soon as the coach at Coral Springs Charter earlier in the final decade.
“I’ve identified Eric and his total household since he became as soon as in youth football,’’ acknowledged South Florida recruiting analyst Larry Blustein. “He became as soon as an eminent football participant at Dillard. Judging by all the contacts he’s made, all the gamers and coaches he knows and by his demeanor— factual an outgoing, bound individual all-around — he’ll be one of their qualified recruiters.
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“And he’s a huge instructor and knows the space moreover to someone. Everyone gravitates toward him. He’s a well-revered individual on and off the sphere.’’
Added fellow recruiting analyst Charles Fisbein of Elite Scouting Services and products: “Hickson is without a doubt a guy who knows the house. Kansas Explain has by no means had a ton of presence down right here but Hickson came right here closing year and became as soon as able to procure a dedication from St. Thomas Aquinas working back Daniel Carter earlier than he flipped to PIttsburgh since the Kansas Explain instructing crew became as soon as pushed apart.
“He’s a native guy and I deem he’ll manufacture well. The guy’s a staunch coach.’’
Barry brings an NFL pedigree to Coral Gables. For the closing 4 seasons, UM’s unusual offensive line coach became as soon as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ assistant offensive line coach. He previously spent 5 seasons as an assistant coach for the Central Michigan Chippewas when Enos became as soon as the coach in Mount Gratifying.
Under Hickson’s tutelage, Kansas Explain working back Alex Barnes turned into one of the Mountainous 12 Conference’s most efficient tailbacks. The junior led the Mountainous 12 with 1,355 speeding yards and 12 touchdowns, helping the Wildcats practical 182.6 yards per game. The Dillard alumnus additionally performed at Kansas Explain and done his profession because the Wildcats’ all-time leading rusher.
With Barry in the fold, the Buccaneers had one of the NFL’s most efficient offenses this season. Despite lacking the postseason, Tampa Bay done the in style season 1/three in the NFL in total offense with 415.5 yards per game. The Buccaneers additionally led the NFL in passing offense at 320.three yards per game without reference to rotating quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston under center.
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