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Boulware named Oklahoma tight ends coach

Former Auburn assistant Jay Boulware has been named tight ends coach at Oklahoma. (Photo: Todd Van Emst/Auburn)

Jay Boulware will join the staff at Oklahoma. (Photo: Todd Van Emst/Auburn)

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]klahoma has hired Jay Boulware as tight ends and special teams coach.

Boulware was tight ends and special teams coach at Auburn the past four seasons but was let go was let go in December following the dismissal of Gene Chizik. He was named tight ends coach at Wisconsin in January.

Boulware was an offensive lineman at Texas in the early 1990s began his coaching career there as a graduate assistant.

He’s also coached at Northern Illinois, Arizona, Stanford, Utah and Iowa State. He followed Chizik from Iowa State to Auburn in 2009.

At Auburn, Boulware was best known for his work with special teams. The Tigers were consistently strong in all areas of the kicking game.

Bobby Jack Wright, who has handled Oklahoma’s special teams since 2011, will now focus on his role as defensive ends coach. Bruce Kittle, who was let go in February after two seasons, coached tight ends.

Boulware is the third new assistant to join Bob Stoops‘ staff in the last month, joining offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery.

Financial details were not yet available. Boulware made $262,050 at Auburn in 2012.

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The Coaching Wire: Friday, March 1, 2013

SMU head coach June Jones announced that assistants Jeff Haering and Bob Palcic will not return.

SMU head coach June Jones announced that assistants Jeff Haering and Bob Palcic will not return.

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]MU head coach June Jones has announced that assistant coaches Joe Haering and Bob Palcic will not return for the 2013 season.

Haering’s contract expires in June while Palcic recently announced his retirement.

“I want to thank Joe and Bob for all their work for our program,” Jones said. “They were both valuable members of our staff and we wish them the best.”

Haering joined the SMU staff in 2009 after spending 12 seasons as a college scout with the Buffalo Bills. He was linebackers coach with the Atlanta Falcons from 1994-96.

Palcic just completed his first season as offensive line coach with the Mustangs.

SMU begins spring practice March 25.

Columbia names Chris Rippon defensive coordinator

Columbia head coach Pete Mangurian has named Chris Rippon secondary coach and defensive coordinator. Rippon spent the past three seasons as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Marshall. A 29-year coaching veteran, Rippon’s previous stints include special teams coach at Rutgers (2008) and defensive backs and special teams coach at Ole Miss (2005-07). Before that, he spent 12 seasons Syracuse (1993-2004) under Paul Pasqualoni in a variety of roles including defensive coordinator (1999-2003), special teams coordinator (2004, 1995-99), defensive ends (1994) and linebackers (1993) coach.


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Mangino returns as Youngstown State assistant

Mark Mangino has been hired as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Youngstown State. (Photo: AP)

Mark Mangino has been hired as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Youngstown State. (Photo: AP)

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ark Mangino is returning to the college game.

More than three years after coaching his last game at Kansas, Mangino will return to the sidelines as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Youngstown State.

It’s a reunion of sorts for Magino and Penguins head coach Eric Wolford. Wolford played for Mangino at Kansas State and they coached together at the school when Wolford was a graduate assistant working with the offensive line.

“Every coaching job I have ever taken was a rebuilding project, but this program is not rebuilding,” Mangino said. “This program has the potential to have a very good year and that’s a credit to Eric Wolford, his staff and his team.”

Wolford took over the Penguins in 2010. After a 3-8 record his first year, he’s led the Penguins to back-to-back winning seasons, including a 7-4 mark in 2012.

“I am a big believer in Coach Wolford’s ‘no shortcuts’ approach that focuses on getting results on and off the field,” Mangino said. “This school is near and dear to my heart and I’ll work very hard with Coach Wolford to get the job done.”

Mangino, who coached at Kansas from 2002-09, parted ways with the program when then-athletic director Lew Perkins launched an internal investigation into allegations of improper treatment of players.

Perkins retired in 2011 in the midst of another controversy after it was revealed that five employees and a consultant allegedly had participated in a scheme to sell football and basketball tickets for personal gain.

Mangino led the Jayhawks to back-to-back bowl bids for the first time in school history, including a win over Virginia Tech in the 2008 Orange Bowl.

His return to coaching was delayed when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.

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