Posted by Chip Patterson
New Miami head coach Al Golden did not decide to retain many members of Randy Shannon's staff when he arrived in Coral Gables to take over the Hurricanes program. Some of the few pieces he did keep are reportedly migrating to the SEC.
Wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill recently left to join Will Muschamp's staff at Florida after originally being retained by Golden. Now offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland is making a similar move, joining Nick Saban's staff at Alabama. The Miami Herald is reporting that Stoutland, who served as Miami's interim coach for the 33-17 loss to Notre Dame in the Sun Bowl, will assume Joe Pendry's role in Tuscaloosa as the offensive line coach. Pendry, 63, is retiring from coaching after 30+ years in the collegiate and professional ranks. He was the only offensive line coach under Saban at Alabama, and served as assistant head coach in 2010.
Stoutland was reportedly well-liked by the Miami players, and should be a good fit for Saban. As for Miami, Golden is now left with plenty of positions to fill on the offensive end. In addition to filling Stoutland's spot on the offensive line, he still needs to hire an offensive coordinator. Stoutland's departure also only leaves one coach, linebackers coach Michael Barrow, from Randy Shannon's staff in Miami.