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Here are three assistants likely to join Rich Rodriguez at Arizona

Here are three assistant coaches who likely will show up at Arizona for new coach Rich Rodriguez this week:

The University of Pittsburgh released a statement Sunday saying that Calvin Magee, Tony Dews and Tony Gibson were “departing for other coaching opportunities, effective immediately.”

Arizona wasn’t mentioned, but all three worked for Rodriguez at West Virginia and Michigan.

Magee was the Panthers’ co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach. Dews coached tight ends and was Pitt’s recruiting coordinator. Gibson coaches the secondary and was also Michigan’s special teams coordinator in 2010.

Rodriguez has said he would like to have about half of his staff in place this week, and then the rest by the end of next week.

As for any current assistants being retained, one member of the staff reached last week said he had been told to not talk to the media at this time.

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