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Wilson loses 2 assistant coaches

POSTED AT 12:46 AM ON Feb. 3, 2011 

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IU football coach Kevin Wilson announced Wednesday at a National Signing Day press conference that defensive tackles coach Jerry Montgomery and cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond had left the team.

Montgomery will coach at Michigan, while Raymond has been hired by Nebraska.

Wilson also announced that former Nebraska football intern Brett Dierson will replace Montgomery. Raymond’s replacement has been hired, and Wilson said he hopes to announce the decision next week.

In addition to Dierson, Jemal Singleton has been hired as the IU running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Singleton has spent the past eight seasons as running backs coach and run game coordinator at Air Force, which ranked second in the nation last year in rushing, averaging 306.5 yards per game.

Wilson explained that he initially wanted Dierson from the beginning, while co-defensive coordinators Doug Mallory and Mike Ekeler liked Raymond.

“We’re kind of flip-flopping, one of the guys I wanted they didn’t get and vice-versa. Of guys we went after, we’re going to land on our feet in great shape,” Wilson said.

He concluded that he would rather have a coach at Indiana who wants to be here.

“If it’s better for a guy to be somewhere else, it’s better for his family, better for his career, it’s better he go there than be here,” Wilson said. “I only want guys who really want to be here, are excited about being here.”

­­— Avi Zaleon

 

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