WR Coach Candidate: Alex Wood

George McDonald recently took the wide receiver job at Arkansas. That means Al Golden must find a replacement. CanesTime's Mike Bakas takes a look at possible replacements.

Note: This is simply one man's opinion of possibilities. There has not been any evidence of this coach being connected with the job.

Alex Wood -- Wide Receivers/Offensive Coordinator at the University of Buffalo

At 57 years old, Wood has a tremendous coaching resume. He played running back at the University of Iowa before becoming a graduate assistant there in 1978. He then spent the next 10 years coaching at five different schools. In 1989, Wood came to Miami with Dennis Erickson and coached the Hurricane running backs for four seasons. The Canes had a large number of quality backs during that time. He left after the 1992 season to take the offensive coordinator job at Wake Forest. He then spent the next four seasons coaching in the NFL ranks, including receivers with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2003. He returned to the college ranks to coach the quarterbacks at Arkansas in 2006 and just finished his second season at Buffalo.

Wood, obviously, has ties to the Hurricane program having coached here before. He was on the same staff as current offensive line coach Art Kehoe at one point. Linebackers coach Micheal Barrow was a player on some of those teams. He's coached wide receivers at the highest level. He has a tremendous resume that includes winning a couple national championships here, and he was also on the staff at Miami (Ohio) when they won the MAC (where Al Golden was coaching the Temple Owls at the time).

Golden and the Canes may be looking to hire a younger wide receivers coach for recruiting purposes. And it might be tough getting him to get away from his duties as offensive coordinator -- although leaving that job at Buffalo to coach receivers at Miami might not be that difficult. Either way, he seems like he'd make a quality receivers coach on Golden's staff in 2013.

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