Lots of chatter last night that former Tennessee wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw will be taking that same position on Mark Stoops’ first staff at Kentucky.
The 40-year-old Hinshaw is a former Central Florida quarterback who has coached at Central Florida (1999-2000), Middle Tennessee (2001-05), Georgia Southern (2006), Memphis (2007-09) and UT (2010-12).
Meanwhile, the play-by-play voice of Northwestern State in Louisiana says the former football coach there, Bradley Dale Peveto, will coach the safeties at UK.
Former Northwestern St head football coach Bradley Dale Peveto is now the safeties coach at Kentucky under new coach Mark Stoops
— Patrick Netherton (@PTNetherton) December 9, 2012
Hinshaw is a native of Punta Gorda, Florida, Hinshaw also has strong ties to the junior college recruiting ranks. He was responsible for recruiting the Vols’ wide receiver standout Cordarrelle Patterson out of Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.
“The guy’s a relentless recruiter,” Terry Joseph, UT’s safeties coach and recruiting coordinator, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. “The one thing he does is cross every ‘T’ and dot every ‘I,’ and just chasing C.P. for basically 365 days was an incredible job by him. He’s very detailed, and like I said, he’s relentless.”
Not sure if Hinshaw has a connection to Stoops or Neal Brown, the Texas Tech offensive coordinator who is believed to be on the cusp of becoming OC at UK, provided he is not named a head coach somewhere else first.
If Brown does come, look for Texas Tech running backs coach Chad Scott and Troy offensive lineman John Schlarman to join the UK staff as well. Both Scott and Schlarman played at Kentucky and have experience in the Air Raid offense.
Orange Zone tweeted that Hinshaw has been hired, but there has been no official confirmation from UK.
Peveto has a direct connection to Stoops. The two were co-defensive coordinators together at Houston under Dana Dimel. Peveto was also co-defensive coordinator and coached special teams at LSU under Les Miles before becoming the head coach at Northwestern State. He was 13-31 in four seasons at Northwestern State, but that includes an 0-11 mark his first season, and was let go after this season.