Wiggins recommended to TBOR

University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente, who was introduced just last Thursday, isn't wasting any time getting his staff together.

University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente, who was introduced just last Thursday, isn't wasting any time getting his staff together.

Holman Wiggins, the running backs coach at Tulsa, has been recommended to the Tennessee Board of Regents for approval of his hiring at the University of Memphis, multiple sources told TigerAuthority.com Tuesday.

He will serve in the same capacity for the Tigers.

Wiggins coached with Fuente at Illinois State in 2006, a year before Fuente left for TCU. Wiggins spent five seasons with the Redbirds before joining Tulsa this past season.

The Los Angeles native led the Golden Hurricane to 204.6 yards rushing per game, a mark that was good for 24th in the nation.

Fuente and Wiggins have obvious connections for two reasons: They both coached together at Illinois State, and Fuente, who hails from Tulsa, has strong connections with the program.

Rohrk Cutchlow, the strength coach with Tulsa, could also be another addition on Fuente's staff in the near future.


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