Arizona Wildcats coach Mike Stoops will begin interviewing candidates for two open assistant coaching positions this weekend, saying, “It’s never been a problem finding coaches.”
“My phone has absolutely blown up over the last week,” Stoops added. “That’s the crazy part of it all.”
Defensive tackles coach Mike Tuiasosopo and Greg Brown, the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach, have both accepted jobs at soon-to-be Pac-12 South rival Colorado.
Tuiasosopo has a strong friendship with new Buffs coach Jon Embree, and Brown has strong ties to the area. This is his third stint at Colorado — plus he will be the solo defensive coordinator, a promotion.
With the loss of Tuiasosopo, Stoops figures to need to hire a coach with strong ties to the Polynesian community (Brad Allis of our TucsonCitizen.com sports network partner WildcatSportsReport.com broke down Tui’s value in terms of recruiting.)