Nebraska graduate assistant Vince Marrow — helpful on the recruiting trail this year — is in play for an assistant coaching job at Kentucky, where old Youngstown Cardinal Mooney friend Mark Stoops is now head coach.
A source confirmed to The World-Herald that Marrow has received the offer from Stoops but not signed a contract yet.
Marrow’s been an effective recruiter for the Huskers, heading out on the road as offensive line coach Barney Cotton continues to rehab from surgery. A high school teammate of Bo Pelini, Marrow has strong Ohio ties — witness his help in landing Antoine Miles’ commit last week — and is working on JUCO tight end Beau Sandland.
The problem for Nebraska, of course, is that Marrow’s a GA, and there isn’t currently a job opening on the staff. It may take one to keep Marrow in Lincoln. It’s hard to speak to Marrow’s skill as a tight ends coach — we don’t see practice, and Ron Brown had developed tight ends Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed when Marrow arrived — but there’s some value as a recruiter. Of course, where Marrow has his best recruiting ties — Ohio — is similar to several other members of Nebraska’s coaching staff.