The Miami Hurricanes might have recruited Ray Lewis III, but they’ve lost yet another coach in the process. Not that it had anything at all to do with Lewis III, but Miami Hurricanes running backs coach Terry Richardson has accepted a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Earlier in January, Canes offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch accepted a job on Gus Bradley’s staff in Jacksonville as the Jaguars new offensive coordinator. Richardson now joins his old boss under presumably the same position only at a higher level — and a higher pay grade.
With Richardson bolting to the NFL, Miami head coach Al Golden will have to go right back to recruiting just days after Miami 16 new players committed to Miami’s football program.Â Richardson spent two seasons in Miami after spending 11 years coaching running backs up at Connecticut. In 2008, Richardson was a Broyles Award nominee as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches.
Richardson’s camp hasn’t officially confirmed the news that he’ll be leaving for the Jaguars job, but there’s nothing that suggests he’ll be staying. When you’re a running backs coach in college football and someone offers you a spot in the big show, you don’t turn that down. Richardson might not be accepting a high profile job, but compared to college jobs, anything in the NFL is high enough profile to add to your resume.