Wes mcgriff new db coach (1 Viewer)

Brees Lee

Jan 13, 2009
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The @omspirit is reporting Ole Miss asst Wes McGriff has been offered DB's job with the New Orleans Saints. Crime dog has a decision.

In Wesley McGriff, Hugh Freeze provided his first Ole Miss staff with SEC experience and a proven track for developing defensive backs and recruiting high caliber talent. McGriff was named co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach on January 9, 2012.

McGriff joins the Rebels after a one-year term at Vanderbilt, where he served as defensive backs coach/ recruiting coordinator and helped the program to its fifth bowl appearance in 2011.

McGriff's secondary produced 12 interceptions, three returns for touchdowns, eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage and more than 20 pass breakups. The group was also responsible for returning interceptions for TDs in three consecutive games for the first time in school history.
No link. Steve Geller retweet.

Edit: Wes McGriff is hired as our new DB coach.
Larry Holder ‏@LarryHolder
I haven't seen anything on @omspirit's Twitter feed or on the website saying Ole Miss asst Wes McGriff has been offered #Saints DB job.
Larry Holder ‏@LarryHolder
RT @SpiritChuck: Reb DB Coach Wesley McGriff has been offered same position with N. O. Saints. Stay or go? 50-50 right now, we have learned
I dont know anything about this guy, but he seems like a great talent developer.

Former Miami Hurricanes assistant coach
Wesley McGriff will mentor the Vanderbilt
defensive secondary in 2011 under
Commodore Head Coach James Franklin .
He also serves as the team ' s defensive
recruiting coordinator .
In four years at Miami , McGriff has
mentored some of the Atlantic Coast Conference ' s top defensive
backs. He coached former Hurricane All - America Kenny Phillips for
two seasons , developing the hard - hitting safety into a 2009 first -
round draft pick for the New York Giants .
McGriff has also mentored two other standout defensive backs at
Miami : cornerback Brandon Harris and safety Ray - Ray Armstrong.
Both Harris and Armstrong were named to second team All - ACC , and
many NFL draft evaluators expect Harris to be one of the top
cornerbacks taken in the 2011 draft .
McGriff ' s ability to develop standouts also is evident in former Miami
athlete Sam Shields. McGriff molded Shields from a wide receiver to a
high - performing senior defensive back . This year , Shields started at
cornerback for the Green Bay Packers .
At Miami , McGriff ' s 2010 secondary played a key role in the
Hurricanes ' third straight winning season and its appearance in the
Hyundai Sun Bowl . The unit helped Miami rank second nationally in pass
defense allowing just 164 .3 yards per game . Miami also ranked No . 16
nationally in total defense ( 317.2 ypg ) and No . 21 in scoring defense
( 19 .7. ppg ). Superb play in the secondary helped the Hurricane defense
rank sixth nationally in quarterback sacks.
Before joining the Miami staff, McGriff served four years at Baylor of
the Big 12 Conference as recruiting coordinator and defensive backs
coach. With McGriff ' s assistance, the Baylor defense notched 16
interceptions and ranked 13 th in pass efficiency in 2005. McGriff ' s
ability to recruit also became apparent at Baylor. He was responsible
for signing offensive lineman Jason Smith , who left Baylor as an All -
America tackle and the No . 2 pick of the 2009 draft .

Player Bio: Wesley McGriff - Vanderbilt Official Athletic Site
Sounds like he has great credentials (and potential).


POT-EN-TIAL spells: Potential!

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I LOVE that we have gotten a couple of coaches from the college ranks. Those guys typically are super hungry and good developers of talent.

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