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USF assistant coaches happy where they're at

By GREG AUMAN
Published December 12, 2006


TAMPA - USF receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey has heard his name linked to the same job at his alma mater, Florida State, but the former Bucs player said Monday he isn't going anywhere.

"I've been getting a lot of the rumor mill going on, but there ain't nothing to that," said Dawsey, in his third year at USF.

The promotion of Randy Shannon to coach at Miami leaves an opening at defensive coordinator, but first-year USF defensive line coach Bernard Clark, who played three seasons with Shannon at Miami, said he has enjoyed returning to his hometown.

Clark, a Leto graduate, was defensive coordinator at Florida International in Miami before coming to USF. "I'm happy here. Everything's going well here."

COMING HOME: The Bulls could land an impact transfer next month in former Riverview star Tyrone McKenzie, who is transferring closer to home after finishing eighth in the nation with 129 tackles as a sophomore at Iowa State.

The Bulls have received a release, and coach Jim Leavitt confirmed USF is recruiting McKenzie, who earned second-team All-Big 12 honors. He is transferring because of a family illness and will seek a hardship waiver to play immediately with two seasons of eligibility.

TULANE: New Mexico offensive coordinator and former UCLA coach Bob Toledo will take over as coach of the Green Wave after the Lobos play in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 23.

OBITUARY: Bob Bronzan, who coached Bill Walsh and Dick Vermeil at San Jose State before becoming the school's athletic director, died at age 87 on Sunday, the school said.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.