Newest UK football assistant: Vince Marrow

Update: This may not be a done deal.

Footballscoop.com is reporting that Nebraska tight ends coach Vince Marrow will be joining the Kentucky coaching staff to coach the same position for good friend Mark Stoops.

The two men are both from Youngstown, Ohio, where Marrow played for Youngstown State before transferring to Toledo. He was an 11th-round pick of the Buffalo Bills who also played for Carolina, the New York Jets, Chicago and San Francisco.

Marrow was an assistant coach with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2010. He was the head coach at Holland High School in Springfield, Ohio in 2009 and the tight ends coach at Toledo in 2008. He worked in NFL Europe before that.

Marrow was a high school teammates with Nebraska coach Bo Pelini at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, where Mark Stoops’ father, Ron, Sr., was the long-time defensive coordinator.

Marrow’s hire has not been confirmed by UK. Officially, Stoops has hired defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot and offensive coordinator Neal Brown.

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