Last year around this time, Barrow's title was changed to 'defensive assistant' and he spent the 2009 season working with other positions.
After an interview with Urban Meyer for a spot on the University of Florida's coaching staff, Barrow is back coaching linebackers at Miami.
A former All-American linebacker at UM, Barrow spent over a dozen years in the NFL before returning to the coaching ranks in 2006 as a defensive coordinator at Homestead High.
Barrow, considered one of the best young recruiters in college football, made an immediate impact in his first year as linebackers coach at Miami. Tavares Gooden went from projected to be an undrafted free agent to being a third round pick after the 2007 season. During the 2008 season, Spencer Adkins went from someone who had never really even started to getting drafted by the Atlanta Falcolns. Also in the 2008 season, Sean Spence was a Freshman All-American under Barrow's watchful eye. Spence's production level was down in 2009.
Miami's coaching staff is now set for the 2010 season.