GREENVILLE, S.C. — First-year head coach Bruce Fowler has named a defensive coordinator, hired a second defensive assistants and retained two offensive coaches for his staff at Furman.
Fowler announced Tuesday that he has hired defensive coordinator John Windham and defensive assistant Mark Moehring. Fowler rehired assistant head coach-quarterbacks coach Tim Sorrells and receivers coach Tony Elliott.
Windham came to Furman from Gardner-Webb while Moehring served with Fowler at Vanderbilt.
Sorrells has spent 25 seasons as a Furman assistant.
Fowler was a Paladins assistant coach for 16 seasons before leaving for Vanderbilt with Bobby Johnson in 2002.
Rodriguez, Michigan to meet today
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Rich Rodriguez has his job for at least another day.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon and Rodriguez met Tuesday afternoon and will get together again Wednesday morning to discuss the embattled football coach's future, The Associated Press has learned.
A person familiar with the situation told the AP that Brandon has not decided whether to fire Rodriguez, who is 15-22 after three seasons running college football's winningest program. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the details of the evaluation were supposed to remain confidential.
Wolverines defensive back James Rogers said a Tuesday night team meeting was postponed until Wednesday afternoon, pushing back a gathering Rodriguez traditionally has the night before classes resume each semester.
Michigan officials declined comment amid reports that Rodriguez had already been fired.
"The definitive voice on this matter is Dave Brandon," associate athletic director Dave Ablauf said in a statement. "And he has not and will not speak publicly until a final decision has been made."
Brandon said on Saturday — a few hours after Michigan lost by a school-record 38 points in a bowl game — that he would have more to say during the latter half of this week. If Rodriguez is fired, Michigan would owe him $2.5 million to buy out the final three years of his contract.