Newest UK football assistant: Vince Marrow

Update: This may not be a done deal. 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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  1. Will he get us back to where TE’s catch passes in addition to blocking for the QB?

  2. John Clay says:

    James Whalen played tight end for Hal Mumme back in the day and caught 90 passes one season.

  3. Now all we need is a QB that can throw the ball down the field instead of checking off to a receiver for a short, or no, gain.

  4. Lyle says:

    I’m a Husker fan and would hate to see Vince Marrow leave Nebraska but I’m all for it if it helps his career. He’s a good coach and our two tight-ends have been very productive receivers over the last several years and not just with dinks & dunks. UK is on the right track with the staff that Mark Stoops is putting together.

  5. shane says:

    I’m a Nebraska fan and feel the need to straighten this out a but. First, he has the job offer but has yet to accept it. Second, he is not Nebraska’s tight end coach. He’s a grad assistant that helps work with the tight ends. Third and final, if he does accept the job the only thing rock solid (that we know) about him is that he’s a pretty damn good recruiter. He’s our lead recruiter on top juco tight end Beau Sandland and he helped recruit a number of Ohio area athletes as well.