In an apparent rush to be first with the news, some conflicting reports have surfaced on the Internet concerning Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio.
Orangebloods.com is reporting Addazio has been hired as the offensive line coach at Texas. This is the same website that earlier reported UF defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has accepted the defensive coordinator’s position with the Longhorns.
On Tuesday afternoon, I talked to Randy Riggs, the Texas beat writer at the Austin American-Statesman, and he said the Longhorns have not hired Addazio or Austin. At least not yet. He said from what he’s hearing, Texas coach Mack Brown will not announce any new additions on his coaching staff until after Christmas. That, of course, could change, but Brown is not letting any legitimate news leak out at this point.
Meanwhile, there is growing speculation in Philadelphia that Addazio might be one of three finalists for the head coaching vacancy at Temple. Addazio was in Philadelphia on Sunday and Monday to interview for the job, according to newspaper reports. Temple could name a new head coach as early as Thursday.