University of Miami commits and newcomers will no longer receive the “Welcome to the U’’ tweet posted by wide receivers coach and national recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll.
That’s because Carroll, 35, has left the Hurricanes to join his father, NFL coach Pete Carroll, in Seattle as an offensive assistant with the Seattle Seahawks.
Taking his place will be former Hurricanes receiver and current UM assistant director of football operations Kevin Beard.
“I truly feel in my heart that I am the right guy at the right time to lead these young men to greatness …,” Beard said.
Last Friday, UM announced that defensive-line coach Jethro Franklin was leaving to join the NFL’s Oakland Raiders in the same capacity.
Also leaving UM in the past week was director of player personnel Matt Doherty, who will work in recruiting at Michigan for new coach Jim Harbaugh.
Carroll spent the past four seasons with UM, the first two as tight ends coach.
“I know it has been a goal of Brennan’s to enter the NFL and to do so with his father and the Seahawks makes this all the more special,’’ UM coach Al Golden said in a prepared statement.
Beard, 34, played with the 2001 national championship team and came to UM in August. He graduated from Plantation High and was formerly the receivers coach at University School.
The UM defensive line coach has not yet been named, with former UM All-American end and current North Texas D-line coach Kevin Patrick a likely candidate, as well as former Cane and UM defensive line graduate assistant Kareem Brown. 247Sports.com reported that FIU defensive line coach Randy Melvin, who was the defensive line coach at Temple in 2009 for Golden, has emerged as a candidate.