As I was perusing coverage of signing day, a story about an ex-UM assistant caught my eye. Tony Gibson, former secondary coach here during RR's tenure, has left RR's staff at Arizona to return to West Virginia - he'll serve as the Mountaineers' safeties coach (so at least cornerbacks may still be competent?!?). Recruiting seems to be his strength and he did flip two Arizona commits to WVU when he made the move.
Thought this was interesting on a number of fronts, but particularly because RRs loyalty to defensive staff seemed to be his downfall at UofM. He kept this guy around (and rehired him at UofA) despite his obvious lack of coaching ability.....only to be rewarded with Gibson escaping out the back door with two of his better defensive commits. Per 247, the two flips would have been the number 1 and number 3 prospects in the Arizona class. I'm not a Rich fan, but this makes me feel for him.
This hire actually happened a month ago but an exhaustive MGoSearch showed no mention of it.
A fluff piece on Gibson: http://www.exponent-telegram.com/sports/article_964b6ef0-70e7-11e2-b464-001a4bcf887a.html