On a day in which the only real news was connected to the Super Bowl, there was one tidbit of news that came out earlier in the day that deals with the new coaching staff for the Arizona Cardinals. Despite previous reports that Todd McNair would be the team's new running backs coach under head coach Todd McNair, it was reported by Mike Jurecki of XTRA910 that Stump Mitchell is expected to be named to the position rather than McNair.
Hearing Stump Mitchell will be the Cards RB's coach, played for the St. Louis/ Phx Cards 81-89... HC @ Casa Grande HS, Morgan St. & Southern— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) February 3, 2013
McNair was connected to the position previously, but apparently said a couple of days ago he would not be taking the job. He currently has a case against the NCAA that is connected to his losing his job with USC after the Reggie Bush scandal took place. He was, though, on the short list of candidates for the Cardinals job, as noted Jurecki in another tweet.
No, he was on the short list, still has a case pending with the NCAA, alot people think he may win the case. @senorjessroot no Todd McNair?— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) February 3, 2013
Now the team will turn to Mitchell, whom Cards fans will remember, as he played for the Cardinals as the team's starting running back when the team moved from St. Louis to Phoenix.
Mitchell and head coach Bruce Arians have not crossed paths in coaching or playing on the same team, from what I could find. He would be one of only a couple of coaches on the staff that did not either coach with or play for Arians.
What do you think of the hire?
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