Football: Miami Running Backs Coach Terry Richardson Heading To Jaguars

The Miami Hurricanes are seeking a new running backs coach.  The Sun Sentinel has confirmed that Terry Richardson has accepted a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars, re-uniting with former Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

Sept 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden looks on during a game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 44-37. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Richardson, a Syracuse alum, spent the last two seasons as the Canes’ running backs coach, grooming current Miami Dolphins’ running back Lamar Miller and prepping phenom Duke Johnson who was named a Freshman All-American and 2012 ACC Rookie of the Year.  During Johnson’s freshman season under Richardson, Johnson rushed for a staggering 947 yards and ten touchdowns, setting a UM freshman record.

Prior to joining Al Golden at Miami, Richardson spent 12 seasons at Connecticut where he served as the Huskies’ running back coach.

Richardson played running back while at Syracuse (1990-1993) where he was a four-year letterman.  He finished his career at Syracuse rushing for a total of 1,523 yards and 7 touchdowns on 307 carries.

Richardson signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free-agent and would bounce around the NFL landing on the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers rosters.

Richardson now becomes the third coach to leave Miami joining Jedd Fisch (Jacksonville Jaguars) and former wide receivers coach George McDonald (Syracuse).

Terry Richardson’s coaching career, per Hurricane Sports:

  • 1999-2010: UConn
  • 2011-2013: Miami (Fla.)

 

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