Six assistants leaving West Virginia for Michigan

Updated: January 7, 2008, 1:18 AM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN.com

A number of West Virginia assistant coaches, including assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Calvin McGee, are headed to Michigan to follow former Mountaineers' coach Rich Rodriguez, according to a source.

Six of the coaches are McGee, offensive line coach Greg Frey, quarterbacks coach Rod Smith, safeties coach Bruce Tall, defensive backs coach Tony Gibson and wide receivers coach Tony Dews. Strength and conditioning coach Mike Barwis is also headed to Michigan.

On Sunday, Rodriguez said the entire Mountaineers' strength and conditioning staff will work under him at Michigan.

"They have been an integral part of our success on the field and I know they will help us attain our desired success at Michigan," Rodriguez said in a statement.

The staff consists of Barwis; assistants Chris Allen, Parker Whiteman and Kentaro Tamura; and graduate assistants Dennis Murray and Jesse Miller.

The assistants were part of Rodriguez's staff at West Virginia along with Bill Stewart, who was named the Mountaineers' head coach on Thursday.

Defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel will stay with Stewart in Morgantown.

Joe Schad

College Football

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