Chang expected to be next Jackson State OC

January 24th, 2014
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Word on the street is Timmy Chang is expected to be named Jackson State's next offensive coordinator.

Harold Jackson, the former L.A. Rams receiver, is Jackson State's head coach. Jackson and June Jones are friends. Chang was Jones' GA at SMU this past year.

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Former UH defensive back John Hardy-Tuliau has decided to go locally — Temucula, Calif., that is — in choosing an agent. Derrick Fox will represent the multi-skilled Hardy-Tuliau. Fox & Grogan's most notable client is Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith.

Here's a link to a story on Fox: Fox story

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The guy pictured on the left is Mike Pettine; the other guy is Mike Smith. Both posed for the Warrior Beat in 2009. Here's the significance of the picture:

• As Texas Tech's defensive coordinator, Greg McMackin worked with graduate assistant Dave Aranda and coached linebacker Mike Smith.

• Mike Smith then played for the Baltimore Ravens under DC Rex Ryan and assistant Mike Pettine.

• In 2009, McMackin, UH's head coach, hired Smith as a GA working with linebackers.

• For a coaches' seminar, Smith invited Pettine, then the New York Jets' defensive coordinator under  Ryan, as a lecturer.

• At the seminar, Pettine worked specifically with Aranda, who was promoted to UH defensive coordinator.

• Three years later, Aranda, then Utah State's defensive coordinator, worked with linebacker coach Kevin Clune.

Today:

• Dave Aranda is Wisconsin's defensive coordinator

• Mike Smith is Texas Tech's co-defensive coordinator

• Kevin Clune is Hawaii's defensive coordinator

• Mike Pettine is the Cleveland Browns' head coach

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