Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jon Tenuta New DC at UW?

Unsubstantiated reports are coming out of Atlanta that Jon Tenuta the former Georgia Tech DC is headed to Washington to assume the position. This is a pretty sketchy second hand report that came over a sports radio station in Atlanta and was relayed to me this evening by a friend down there. If this is true it is a pretty good hire, in fact it is a way better hire than the original target UCLA's DeWayne Walker.

(Let me add this morning that this is still a rumor, and nothing has emerged in print as of yet. Tenuta would be a real surprise because he would be more inclined to work somewhere in the East because of his ties back there. Someone also wrote about it in the comment section of Condotta's blog so that makes two people that said they had heard the rumor on the GTU flagship station in Atlanta.)

(Bob Condotta of the Times called the radio station and confirmed that they were talking about a possible fit between UW, and Tenuta, but never said that he had taken the job, or was even being considered for the position.)

Jon Tenuta is the former Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets college football team. In the wake of the November 26, 2007 firing of Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey, Tenuta was named Interim Head Coach, but was not retained by incoming head coach Paul Johnson. He also coached the Yellow Jackets' defensive backs and was one of the highest paid coordinators in college football.

Tenuta previously served as a defensive coordinator at five other schools, including Marshall (1987), Kansas State (1988), SMU (1990-94), Ohio State (2000) and North Carolina (2001).

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