As rumors circulated that Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton interviewed in Blacksburg on Friday — which nobody I talked to could confirm, making me wonder about their veracity — it’s becoming increasingly likely that wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman will be leaving soon.
At least according to his sports marketing agency.
Coaches, Inc., already has Sherman’s bio updated, complete with a Purdue logo, falling in line with Pete Roussel‘s report on CoachingSearch.com during the Russell Athletic Bowl that the seven-year receiver coach is moving on in the business.
Sherman wouldn’t confirm or deny anything after the bowl game, although he did have an odd quote of, “I don’t know what you’re talking about just yet.” (emphasis mine) Virginia Tech has not confirmed the report either.
The holdup is probably on Purdue’s part. New coach Darrell Hazell is sticking with his old team, Kent State, through the Golden Flashes’ first bowl game since 1972, a GoDaddy.com Bowl appearance against Arkansas State in Mobile, Ala., on Sunday. Hazell has told reporters he’s worked on putting together his staff since being hired from Purdue. It would make sense that he wouldn’t announce them until his full-time attention is with the Boilermakers.
On a side note, Hokies secondary coach Torrian Gray is also a client of Coaches, Inc., although the picture they show is of Virginia Tech team chaplain Johnny Shelton. Somebody should alert the webmaster.