Indiana co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Rod Smith has left the program to join Rich Rodriquez’s staff at Arizona. Smith played under Rodriguez at Glenville (W.Va.) State and also coached under him at Clemson, West Virginia and Michigan. Smith spent a year with Kevin Wilson’s staff after Rodriguez was fired at Michigan and the Rodriguez was working in television.
Smith will have the same position at Arizona that he held at Indiana.
Wilson’s statement about Smith’s departure follows.
“We appreciate Rod’s efforts with us this season,” Wilson said. “We’re sorry to see him leave and wish him and his family the very best. Rod has a long-standing relationship with Coach Rodriguez and we understand his decision.
“As we move forward, we’ll take our time to find the fit for our coaching staff that will keep our program headed in a positive direction.”