Kane Wommack's calculated assembly of his first staff at South Alabama has seen Wommack positioned to add another key piece.
Sources tell FootballScoop that Wommack is tabbing Michael Smith to be the Jaguars' new wide receivers coach.
Smith's got more than a quarter-century experience in college coaching, most recently including a seven-year stretch in the Southeastern Conference between Arkansas and Kentucky. Smith resigned from his post at Kentucky last March, just around the time that the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered sports throughout the United States.
But Smith is considered a keen developer of wideouts and also an asset on the recruiting trail. He's got additional coaching experience at Arizona and Rice, as well as his alma mater, Kansas State.
Wommack's staff is rounding into complete form, including the recent hiring of former Houston head coach and talented play-caller Major Applewhite as his offensive coordinator. Wommack, the defensive coordinator this past season for an Indiana program that enjoyed success not seen in that program since the late 1960s, earlier tabbed Corey Batoon from Liberty to run the South Alabama defense.
Prior to the hiring of Smith as receivers coach, we had this run down of Wommack's first staff.
The Smith addition was just part of a big Wednesday for the Jaguars football program, which also snagged graduate-transfer quarterback Jake Bentley. Bentley, the son of veteran college football coach Bobby Bentley, began his career at South Carolina and spent this past season at Utah.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching news.