The Newark (NJ) Star Ledger's Tom Luicci has confirmed the report from Friday that Boston College running backs coach Ben Sirmans will accept the same position on Kyle Flood's staff at Rutgers.
"Ben Sirmans, an East Orange native who coached running backs at Boston College, will take on the same role at Rutgers, according to someone familiar with the situation, while Bethune-Cookman offensive coordinator Ron Spence told the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal that he is moving to Piscataway to coach the Scarlet Knights quarterbacks.
The person requested anonymity on Sirmans because Flood is waiting until next week to announce his staff."
Sirmans move is likely tied to his local-area ties and relationship with Brock, who will serve as OC and WR coach at Rutgers. Sirmans was regarded as one of BC's better recruiters so the loss will likely hurt BC's recruiting efforts, particularly in Cincinnati and the Midwest, owing to his time spent at Michigan State and Kent State.
While Ryan Day's move to Temple hasn't been announced, EagleAction has confirmed coachingsearch.com's earlier report that Day will become the offensive coordinator at Temple.
"EagleAction has confirmed with a source that the rumor of BC wide receivers coach Ryan Day going to Temple is true. Although not official yet, Day is expected to be named the offensive coordinator at Temple sometime within the next couple of days. Day was brought aboard by Steve Addazio, who Day worked with when he was a offensive graduate assistant at the University of Florida under Urban Meyer."
With both Brock and Sirmans leaving for Piscataway, and Day reportedly off to Philadelphia, the question on my mind is this: will any other BC assistants jump ship?
At Rutgers, Flood still needs to hire a tight ends coach and a defensive line or secondary coach, depending on whether Schiano's DL coach Phil Galiano continues to coach the line or moves to coaching the secondary.
Earlier this year, Pittsburgh's first year coach Paul Chryst and former Wisconsin OC successfully poached Bob Bostad (UW OL coach), Dave Huxtable (UW LB coach) and Joe Rudolph (TE coach / recruiting coordinator) from Bret Bielema's staff. Apparently Chryst liked what they were doing in Madison.
Last year's results aside, BC has always done a good job recruiting New Jersey. Could Rutgers dip back into Spaz's staff and pick off another assistant? Anyone else planning on jumping ship?
With a week to go before spring practice begins, here is Spaziani's current coaching staff:
Doug Martin -- Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
Sean Devine -- Tight Ends
Jim Bollman -- Offensive Line, Running Game Coordinator
Bill McGovern -- Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
Jeff Comissiong -- Defensive Line
Mike Siravo -- Defensive Backs, Recruiting Coordinator
Special teams, running backs and wide receiver coaching positions still to be filled.