Michigan interviews Mark Snyder for vacant assistant coach job
Former Marshall coach Mark Snyder interviewed Sunday with Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez for the Wolverines’ vacant linebacker coach job, a person familiar with the meeting said.
Snyder, who spent 5 seasons at Marshall and previously worked as defensive coordinator under Jim Tressel at Ohio State, was expected to meet again with Rodriguez and some of Michigan’s defensive staff at the American Football Coaches Association convention today or Wednesday in Florida.
Jay Hopson left his post as linebackers coach to become defensive coordinator at Memphis last month.
Snyder, who turned down the coordinator job at Memphis, also is a candidate for openings on the staffs at Stanford, Texas Tech and East Carolina.
East Carolina coach Skip Holtz is reportedly the front-runner to become the next head coach at South Florida, a position the Tampa Tribune reported - and AnnArbor.com confirmed - Michigan offensive coordinator Calvin Magee interviewed for on Monday.
Magee declined comment Monday when reached at the convention by AnnArbor.com.
South Florida is expected to hire a coach this week.
Dave Birkett covers University of Michigan football for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at 734-623-2552 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.