Sunday, January 3, 2010

Azzanni will not be next CMU coach

You can take another name out of the hat of the Central Michigan football coaching search.
Florida Wide Receivers coach and former assistant coach at CMU, Zach Azzanni said that he is staying put in Florida.
“I will be staying in Florida and coaching with the Gators next year,” Azzanni said.
Azzanni was one of the names getting mentioned for the vacant CMU opening as he is a former player for the Chippewas, but he will not be the next head coach.
Azzanni didn’t indicate on whether CMU had contacted him or not, but there was a possibility for him to go to Cincinnati with Butch Jones following Urban Meyer’s retirement talk last week.
Now that things have changed in Florida, Azzanni will remain with Meyer and the Gators and is currently working on recruiting for Florida.
“We are always staying busy,” Azzanni said with a laugh. “There is never a day off in college football.”
Azzanni was on the sidelines for the Gators in their decisive 51-24 Sugar Bowl win over the Bearcats, and said the new experience went well.
“It felt good,” Azzanni said of coaching for Florida. “There are so many talented players on the team and everyone really welcomed me in. It was a great experience.”
The Chippewas are in Mobile, Ala. this week in preparation for Wednesday’s GMAC Bowl against Troy.
Wednesday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN.

Azzanni had mentioned also that CMU has tried contacting Scot Loeffler, but he knew nothing more than that.
ESPN reported last night during the Alamo Bowl that Michigan State assistant, Dan Enos, has been in contact with CMU about the opening.

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