Chris Tormey, who coached UH’s special teams and safeties the past two football seasons, is set to join the coaching staff at Washington State.
The move makes sense for Tormey, who was raised in the Northwest and played and coached at the University of Idaho, which is located 8 miles from WSU’s Pullman campus.
Tormey was a point recruiter in the Northwest. Although he leaves for the Mainland Sunday, he still will assist the Warriors in recruiting prospects from Washington.
Feb. 2 is the first day recruits may sign binding national letters of intent.
Tormey declined to comment on the situation yesterday afternoon. UH head coach Greg McMackin, who is on the Mainland recruiting, also declined to comment, but said he had no objection to the story being reported.
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Whom do you think would make a good replacement?
At the top of my list would be Dennis McKnight, who had two coaching stints at UH, or Keith Bhonapha, a former UH defensive back who now coaches at Boise State. As a graduate assistant, Bhonapa was instrumental in steering Davone Bess and Desmond Thomas to UH.
Others who would be good fits are Matt Wright, a former UH linebacker now coaching at Saint Louis School; Abraham Elimimian, a former UH cornerback now coaching in Los Angeles; or former UH linebacker Victor Santa Cruz, who is the head coach at Azusa Pacific.
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Agent Michael Hoffman said former UH running back Alex Green has done well in the practices leading to tomorrow’s East-West Shrine Game in Orlando. Green reported at 6 feet and 219 pounds. The weight loss is attributed, somewhat, to a stomach virus he suffered at the end of the season. But Hoffman said NFL scouts were impressed with his Green’s quickness and ability to cut. Green, in turn, found it to be a change to be the tailback in an offense that uses a fullback and tight end. After the all-star game, Green will return to California, where he will train in preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine in late February.
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Continued prayers and good thoughts for DPK during his recovery.