Lots going on with the Wolfpack coaching staff right now.
After Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada was dismissed on Saturday, word has leaked that well respected and popular offensive line coach, Mike Uremovich is headed back to his stomping grounds for a promotion to offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois.
NC State offensive line coach Mike Uremovich is headed to Northern Illinois as OC, per person w/knowledge
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 3, 2016
There also is less substantiated speculation that Tight Ends/Fullbacks/Special Teams Coordinator, Eddie Faulkner, might be heading to Ball State where one of my favorite coaches, Pete Lembo, just left to take the Assistant Head Coach & Special Teams job at Maryland? Could Faulkner be in line for the Head Coaching job at BSU, from which he holds a graduate degree and coached from 2003 – 2010?
What to expect with all of this new opportunity? Well, for one of these (potential) openings I’ve got my eyes on western North Carolina native and East Carolina graduate, Dwayne Ledford. You can take a look at his biography on the Appalachian State homepage linked here:
2005: North Carolina (assistant strength and conditioning)
2006: Frankfurt Galaxy (intern/offensive line)
2007: Frankfurt Galaxy (tight ends and tackles)
2007: Sanderson (N.C.) H.S. (offensive line)
2008-09: East Carolina (graduate assistant/offensive line)
2010: Tennessee State (offensive line)
2011: Gardner-Webb (offensive line)
2012: Appalachian State (offensive line)
2013-pres.: Appalachian State (co-offensive coordinator (run game)/OL)
1995-98: East Carolina (DL/OL)
1999-2000: San Francisco 49ers (OL)
2000: Jacksonville Jaguars (OL)
2001: Carolina Panthers (OL)
2003-04: San Francisco 49ers (OL)
2005: Cleveland Browns (OL)
2006: New Orleans Saints (OL)
Alma Mater: East Carolina, 1999
Hometown: Marion, N.C.
Birthdate: Nov. 2, 1976
Wife: Meredith (Cunningham)
I’ve got a lot of thoughts about some of these moves, but I’m going to hold off until we have a little more visibility into how some of all of this is going to shake-up.