Well, this is awkward.
Only a month after being hired by Rich Rodriguez, it appears offensive line coach Garin Justice is already on the way out in Tucson.
Justice is not expected to be retained by new Arizona Wildcats head coach Kevin Sumlin, reports Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports.
Former #FAU OL coach Garin Justice is not expected to be retained on the new #Arizona staff. I’m told he might end up getting hired back by Lane Kiffin at FAU who still has an O-line vacancy.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 17, 2018
It is a tough situation for Justice who was formally introduced to the team in the Bay Area during prep for the Foster Farms Bowl. But Feldman reports he might end up back at Florida Atlantic where Rodriguez plucked him from.
Justice had been tabbed to replace former UA o-line coach Jim Michalczik who departed for Oregon State in early December.
Aside from retaining defensive coordinator Marcel Yates, it appears Sumlin is mostly clearing house with this Arizona coaching staff.
Earlier Wednesday, UA players made it apparent that defensive line coach Vince Amey and defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae are also on their way out.
Sumlin said Tuesday during his introductory press conference that UA’s re-tooled coaching staff should be sorted “in the next coming days.”
He is expected to add Noel Mazzone as offensive coordinator and Clarence McKinney as his running backs coach.
Both were on Texas A&M’s staff last season.
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