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Dolley adds Hinshaw to staff Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley announced the hiring of assistant coach Darin Hinshaw on Friday. Hinshaw coached wide receivers at Memphis for three years prior to joining Dooley and the Vols.

While a member of former Memphis coach Tommy West's staff, Hinshaw coached Duke Calhoun and Carlos Singleton, both of whom who finished as the top two receivers in school history.

Before arriving at Memphis, Hinshaw had coaching stops at Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee State.

Hinshaw got his coaching start at Central Florida, his alma mater, in 1999 as a graduate assistant. In 2000 he was promoted to quarterbacks coach for the Knights.


-Defensive backs coach Willie Mack Garza is no longer with the Tennessee football program. Multiple media sources are reporting that Garza left the program sometime between Thursday and Friday.

Garza is expected to join former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin's staff at USC.

-Tennessee will be returning to the West sideline of Neyland Stadium in 2010. In order to comply with SEC rules, new lower level student seating had to be added in sections J and K to avoid having students seated directly behind the visiting team's sideline, which now will be the East sideline.

Negotiations between the University, the Athletic Department and SGA President Laura Nishida resulted in more lower level seating for students as well as lower ticket prices. Students will be charged $10 per home game in 2010.

-The Tampa Tribune is reporting that Tennessee coach Derek Dooley has been in contact on multiple occasions with Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker coach Joe Barry.

Barry is being considered for the defensive coordinator position that remains open on Dooley's 2010 staff. It was reported earlier this week that Clemson's Kevin Steele was ready to accept the same position with the Vols. Steele has since decided to remain at Clemson.

Tennessee last defensive coordinator, Monte Kiffin, was also a member of Tampa Bay's coaching staff.