According to multiple reports today, Memphis is expected to promote Ryan Silverfield to their head coaching position.
Silverfield spent the past few seasons coaching the team’s run game coordinator and offensive line before stepping into the interim head coaching role following the departure of Mike Norvell.
An original member of Mike Norvell’s staff, Silverfield has spent the past four seasons with the Tigers offensive line.
Before coming to Memphis, Silverfield worked in both major college football and the NFL with stops with the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings working as an assistant offensive line coach and in various capacities at Arizona State, Toledo, UCF, and Hampden-Syndey College.
A team meeting is expected to take place later today.
At Memphis’ announcement where they announced an open coaching search, and that he’d be taking over as interim head coach, Silverfield emphatically shared “let me go search.”
"Let them go search the country."
— Clayton Collier (@Local24Clayton) December 9, 2019
Silverfield will make his head coaching debut as he leads the Tigers into the Cotton Bowl match up against Penn State on December 28th.
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Ryan Silverfield will be named the Memphis Tigers head coach later today, according to a source.
— Jonah Jordan (@_JonahJordan) December 13, 2019
Update: The news is now official.
— Memphis Football (@MemphisFB) December 13, 2019