Darin Hinshaw will be QB coach at Cincinnati

New Tennessee football coach Butch Jones has brought five assistants with him from Cincinnati.

So it only seems right that assistant coaches with some UT ties end up in Cincinnati.

Darin Hinshaw will join new coach Tommy Tuberville's staff as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, according to 247Sports.

Hinshaw was wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator under Derek Dooley this season and spent the previous two years as quarterbacks coach.

Blake Rolan, who was an administrative intern for offense at UT this season, was named wide receivers coach, according to 247Sports.

Tuberville named Eddie Gran as offensive coordinator. Gran, who spent one year at UT as running backs and special teams coach under Lane Kiffin, has been associate head coach at Florida State the past three seasons. He served as wide receivers coach at Cincinnati from 1992-93.

Gran teamed up with Tuberville as an assistant for 14 years at Ole Miss and Auburn.

Meanwhile, 247Sports said that Sal Sunseri, who was UT's defensive coordinator for one season, has been hired by Florida State as a defensive assistant.

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Ironcity writes:

Good Luck to coach Hinshaw. Good recruiter for sure.

easleychuck writes:

Wish Coach Hinshaw succes. Glad he did not land at KY. Kind of a curious move by Gran.

LovinMyVols writes:

Sunseri being hired by Florida State would be a great financial benefit to UT. Here is hoping his salary negotiations went VERY well for him!!

Colts_VolFan writes:

in response to LovinMyVols:

Sunseri being hired by Florida State would be a great financial benefit to UT. Here is hoping his salary negotiations went VERY well for him!!

Unfortunately I think he gets his full buy out no matter what.

Vol_in_Mich writes:

He's not at UT, so I really don't care. Maybe you could write something about the present Vol coaches.

pcorange writes:

Yeah, Sunseri's 1.2M buyout is guaranteed, I think.

mountainbrook writes:

in response to Colts_VolFan:

Unfortunately I think he gets his full buy out no matter what.

According to this article only Dooley and Chaney have guaranteed buyouts:

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/o...

bigdisbig writes:

KNS must be strugging for information to write about. Who cares about coaches that left? I would be interested in how recruiting is going. Vonn Bell, the 5 star recruit from North Ga. that grew up loving the Vols has narrowed it down to Bama, Buckeyes and the Vols. Why do we not hear anything about Jones recruitig this kid? Maybe there are restrictions right now concerning contacting potential recruits?
I read that Urban Meyer was at the Ga. Championship game just to let Vonn know he was there. Hopefully Jones is on his trail, for this kid is smart, fast and strong. It would be his first 5 star recruit. Anyone have any info?

HopeisNotaCourseofAction writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

KNS must be strugging for information to write about. Who cares about coaches that left? I would be interested in how recruiting is going. Vonn Bell, the 5 star recruit from North Ga. that grew up loving the Vols has narrowed it down to Bama, Buckeyes and the Vols. Why do we not hear anything about Jones recruitig this kid? Maybe there are restrictions right now concerning contacting potential recruits?
I read that Urban Meyer was at the Ga. Championship game just to let Vonn know he was there. Hopefully Jones is on his trail, for this kid is smart, fast and strong. It would be his first 5 star recruit. Anyone have any info?

kns hacks are lazy or inept, apparently have no contacts with the new staff and therefore unable to provide meaningful information of the kind you and many of us desire.

Instead, they put out stupid polls and articles such this one where much of the info is already available or can easily be lifted from another media source.

As the old lady in the Wendy's commercials once said many years ago - "Where's the beef?"

vol49 writes:

Hopefully he won't get slapped by Tubs.

PHAT_VOL writes:

Good For Darrin

BigBadVol writes:

in response to volfanlostnbama:

A great CBJ interview http://vmedia.rivals.com/uploads/879/...

Thanks for the link. I like this coach more and more. He gets it.

Show-me-your-TDs writes:

in response to Ironcity:

Good Luck to coach Hinshaw. Good recruiter for sure.

According to area high school football coaches he was not a very good recruiter... they didn't even know what he looked like or his name.... and by looking at our roster it don't look like nobody's going to be nothing but a bunch of positions filling nobody's

TheStupidPolice writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

KNS must be strugging for information to write about. Who cares about coaches that left? I would be interested in how recruiting is going. Vonn Bell, the 5 star recruit from North Ga. that grew up loving the Vols has narrowed it down to Bama, Buckeyes and the Vols. Why do we not hear anything about Jones recruitig this kid? Maybe there are restrictions right now concerning contacting potential recruits?
I read that Urban Meyer was at the Ga. Championship game just to let Vonn know he was there. Hopefully Jones is on his trail, for this kid is smart, fast and strong. It would be his first 5 star recruit. Anyone have any info?

If Bama is in his final three, then he never truly loved the Vols. Maybe he watched a couple of their games on ESPN and maybe he had a UT hat, but nobody who loves the Vols would put Alabama in their final 3 no matter how great they are.

CantStandCantStandSaban writes:

I thought Hinshaw took a job with Kentucky? Whatever...good luck to him. I'd probably rather coach at Cincinnati if I were in his shoes, too.

CoverOrange writes:

He was QB coach the first two Dooley years and he couldn't manage to coach Simms up or get Bray to play within the game plan for the few games he was in. Wasn't real impressed with the progress of Hunter or Patterson this year either. Great players, but seems they left some potential on the field and Hinshaw didn't get it out of them. As for recruiting coordination, supposedly didn't excel there either.

bigdisbig writes:

in response to TheStupidPolice:

If Bama is in his final three, then he never truly loved the Vols. Maybe he watched a couple of their games on ESPN and maybe he had a UT hat, but nobody who loves the Vols would put Alabama in their final 3 no matter how great they are.

I can't stand Bama either but the kid has a future to consider and they way the door has been turning at UT its a wonder anyone wants to come play for the clowns in charge of the athletic dept. Cheeks has all but ruined the football program but hopefully in spite if his ignorance hiring Butch Jones will get us back on track. Vonn Bell was recruited by Lance Thompson and I think Lance is gone now. Since we now have the BEST coaching staff in America according to Jones, the 4 and 5 star recruits should be beating the door down to come to UT.

Ironcity writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

He was QB coach the first two Dooley years and he couldn't manage to coach Simms up or get Bray to play within the game plan for the few games he was in. Wasn't real impressed with the progress of Hunter or Patterson this year either. Great players, but seems they left some potential on the field and Hinshaw didn't get it out of them. As for recruiting coordination, supposedly didn't excel there either.

I agree with your sentiments. Was unimpressed with the development of the finer points of our WRs and QB. They showed a lot of natural talent but look really raw their entire careers. As far as a recruiter everyone seems to think Hinshaw was great and I have no reason to disagree. Also he certainly showed loyalty when others made career decisions to get the heck out. I wish him all the best.

Ironcity writes:

in response to Show-me-your-TDs:

According to area high school football coaches he was not a very good recruiter... they didn't even know what he looked like or his name.... and by looking at our roster it don't look like nobody's going to be nothing but a bunch of positions filling nobody's

Hinshaw is only one person. The staff as a whole dropped the ball in Tennessee. That falls squarely on Dooley. I gt the feeling Jones has visited more HS in the state in 10 days then Dooley had in the last two years.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to Vol_in_Mich:

He's not at UT, so I really don't care. Maybe you could write something about the present Vol coaches.

I sincerely apologize for some comments I directed at you recently. Bad judgement on my part.

lemme_axya_this writes:

I read today that Jimbo Fisher hired a Bama position coach as DC. Good luck with that.

bbmon13#478091 writes:

very average coach - at best - three unimpressive years at Tennessee -

Pullingguard writes:

water over the Dam, but Hinshaw I thought did good job at UT
And would have liked him to be retained as WR and Rec.Coord
But at least he has landed a job...looks like all the UT assistants have found jobs for the coming year...

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Colts_VolFan:

Unfortunately I think he gets his full buy out no matter what.

No, I think assistants' buyouts are conditional on them getting new jobs. If they happen to be making less money than they did at UT, the buyout may make up the difference for awhile. But otherwise buyouts are like alimony; if the ex-spouse remarries, the alimony stops.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

KNS must be strugging for information to write about. Who cares about coaches that left? I would be interested in how recruiting is going. Vonn Bell, the 5 star recruit from North Ga. that grew up loving the Vols has narrowed it down to Bama, Buckeyes and the Vols. Why do we not hear anything about Jones recruitig this kid? Maybe there are restrictions right now concerning contacting potential recruits?
I read that Urban Meyer was at the Ga. Championship game just to let Vonn know he was there. Hopefully Jones is on his trail, for this kid is smart, fast and strong. It would be his first 5 star recruit. Anyone have any info?

NCAA regulations prevent coaches from even mentioning the names of recruits until they are signed. All of the pre-signing info we get about recruits is from people who, for the most part, only THINK they know this stuff unless the recruit himself lets it out. The recruiting service profile pages only report what the recruit himself says about who has contacted him, to what degree, and his preferences.

ncvol11 writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

I can't stand Bama either but the kid has a future to consider and they way the door has been turning at UT its a wonder anyone wants to come play for the clowns in charge of the athletic dept. Cheeks has all but ruined the football program but hopefully in spite if his ignorance hiring Butch Jones will get us back on track. Vonn Bell was recruited by Lance Thompson and I think Lance is gone now. Since we now have the BEST coaching staff in America according to Jones, the 4 and 5 star recruits should be beating the door down to come to UT.

Bucth Jones told us that we had the best coaching staff in College Football and he was better than the other SEC coaches who won national championships who did not have SEC experience. However one small point is the Saban was previously at Michigan State and Miles was at Oklahoma State. I guess if you are not at Cincinnati it does not compare. There are still plenty of 4's and 5's out there this year. If he is the super recruiter we should be looking at a class competetive with Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. We will know alot more about the coaches next November. The test is to win out against lower ranked teams. I sure hope for Hart's sake that plays out.

reg_mza#219136 writes:

Good for him and perhaps this is the start, for him, of developing into an offensive coordinator himself. A lot of OC started as QB coaches.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to TheStupidPolice:

If Bama is in his final three, then he never truly loved the Vols. Maybe he watched a couple of their games on ESPN and maybe he had a UT hat, but nobody who loves the Vols would put Alabama in their final 3 no matter how great they are.

I'm sorry, but THAT is stupid! Does anyone doubt that Bama outrecruits us year after year? Wouldn't you see it as a sign of progress if a guy who is considering Bama--more to the point, is considered BY Bama--chose us instead? I know I would. Besides, star players rarely choose where to play based on what school they "love", it's based on where they think they can play sooner and where they they will get the best preparation to go to the NFL. It will be a MAJOR sign of progress in our recruiting when prospects see UT as offering BOTH those kinds of opportunities.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to ncvol11:

Bucth Jones told us that we had the best coaching staff in College Football and he was better than the other SEC coaches who won national championships who did not have SEC experience. However one small point is the Saban was previously at Michigan State and Miles was at Oklahoma State. I guess if you are not at Cincinnati it does not compare. There are still plenty of 4's and 5's out there this year. If he is the super recruiter we should be looking at a class competetive with Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. We will know alot more about the coaches next November. The test is to win out against lower ranked teams. I sure hope for Hart's sake that plays out.

Obviously, nobody KNOWS if CBJ will be successful, but you greatly oversold your argument when you said CBJ said HE was the best coach around, since I've never heard him say anything of the kind. As for the "best staff in America" comment, THAT was probably a case of overselling as well. Still, he has a staff with a core of guys who have worked with him before and thus a degree of cohesion and mutual trust that we haven't seen on a UT staff in some time. Besides, almost nobody can just swoop in on highly-ranked recruits and blow them away on one visit. Most guys like that have been in contact over a period of years with the staffs recruiting them. The established programs have long-standing relationships with the successful HS coaches. By some accounts, this was a major area in which UT has dropped the ball lately. It takes time to repair those kinds of relationships.

johnlg00 writes:

In fairness, ncvol11, you didn't say that CBJ said he was the best coach in America. He did say that he felt as prepared as any other new coach coming into the SEC for the first time, and his record would seem to back that up. We will see. After all this program has been through recently, I for one surely hope the CBJ hire works out.

underthehill writes:

in response to pcorange:

Yeah, Sunseri's 1.2M buyout is guaranteed, I think.

and I think this is clear evidence this was due to the Dave Hart way of doing business..taking care of his buddy and not his employer..

tnoutlaw2001#228008 writes:

I just have to say it for the trolls

I didn't know UT had all these great coaches everyone else wanted. You would have thought we won a bowl game or two over the last couple of years.

/end sarcasm

LovinMyVols writes:

in response to mountainbrook:

According to this article only Dooley and Chaney have guaranteed buyouts:

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/o...

From the article you rferenced:
"The biggest expense would be Sunseri, who would be due another $1.84 million through February 2015 if he were dismissed in December. Tennessee could be on the hook for much of that contract if Sunseri is unable to find another position as lucrative."

I imagine that Sal will not get anywhere near this kind of money, but here's hoping! VERY glad to see you get a job Sal! (very glad that it is somewhere else!!)

orangecountyvols writes:

Johnlg, and fellow Vol fans,

John, once again thanks for well thought out comments which IMO are right on the money.

tovolny writes:

Hinshaw did a good job at UT...he now has the RESUME and performance stats he didn't bring to UT. Hinshaw seemed like an outstanding, friendly person. But WOW, with Gran and Tuberville, Cincinnati reminds me of the guy that fell into the outhouse and came out smelling like a rose. They already have some decent players coming back, so I can just see ole Tuberville holding his head side-ways with that one eye closed and smiling with just one side of his mouth...almost a smirk...but a little more penetrating.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Hinshaw and Gran together make a formidable recruiting team..Both served UT well while coaching here on the hill..

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

KNS must be strugging for information to write about. Who cares about coaches that left? I would be interested in how recruiting is going. Vonn Bell, the 5 star recruit from North Ga. that grew up loving the Vols has narrowed it down to Bama, Buckeyes and the Vols. Why do we not hear anything about Jones recruitig this kid? Maybe there are restrictions right now concerning contacting potential recruits?
I read that Urban Meyer was at the Ga. Championship game just to let Vonn know he was there. Hopefully Jones is on his trail, for this kid is smart, fast and strong. It would be his first 5 star recruit. Anyone have any info?

According to Basilio today, the staff has talked with him and has shown him that he is a top priority. UT is also in on Derrick Green heavily along with a couple linebackers. The staff has also parted ways with several of the comittments because "they are not SEC caliber". FWIW

TheEffect writes:

in response to Vol_in_Mich:

He's not at UT, so I really don't care. Maybe you could write something about the present Vol coaches.

Well, you are in Michigan, so we don't really care.

sambad writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Hinshaw and Gran together make a formidable recruiting team..Both served UT well while coaching here on the hill..

Plus, they are both very strong in Florida.

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to pcorange:

Yeah, Sunseri's 1.2M buyout is guaranteed, I think.

That's just STUPID!

Give em heII Butch!

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to TheEffect:

Well, you are in Michigan, so we don't really care.

Good, since you're a Kentucky fan your opinion has little value.

easleychuck writes:

in response to ncvol11:

Bucth Jones told us that we had the best coaching staff in College Football and he was better than the other SEC coaches who won national championships who did not have SEC experience. However one small point is the Saban was previously at Michigan State and Miles was at Oklahoma State. I guess if you are not at Cincinnati it does not compare. There are still plenty of 4's and 5's out there this year. If he is the super recruiter we should be looking at a class competetive with Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. We will know alot more about the coaches next November. The test is to win out against lower ranked teams. I sure hope for Hart's sake that plays out.

Your concern for Hart and the UT football program as a whole seems a tad shallow.

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to lemme_axya_this:

I sincerely apologize for some comments I directed at you recently. Bad judgement on my part.

No big deal, but thank you.

GBO

albert63 writes:

who?

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