The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Which Assistant Coaches Will Stay?

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1) There’s been a lot of speculation about the next head coach, but there hasn’t been much speculation about which assistants, other than Coach Foster, might be retained by the next coach. Assuming the next head coach is on the offensive side of the ball as everyone expects, who is retained, if anyone? – 134337Hokie

Chris Coleman: I’m glad you asked, because I’ve been looking for an opportunity to touch on this subject. I believe there are two scenarios that could play out here…

1: Three assistants are retained
2: One assistant is retained

It’s also possible that the new coach could choose to not retain anyone, but for the time being let’s assume that he’ll retain either one coach or three coaches. How did I come up with those two numbers? It’s quite simple…

If Bud Foster is retained, then I’m sure Bud will insist on keeping Torrian Gray and Charley Wiles. Foster, Gray, and Wiles would then be the three assistants retained. Then the new coach would fill out the staff by hiring six new assistants.

If Bud Foster isn’t retained, or if Bud chooses to move elsewhere, I’d be looking for the next coach to almost completely clean house. He could choose to keep