Linebackers Coach Mike Smith to Head to Texas Tech

 

There could be a lot of coaching changes on the Jets in the coming weeks and it looks like one coach already has a new job outside the NFL.

The Daily News has learned that outside linebackers coach Mike Smith will leave Gang Green after the season to accept a position at his alma mater, Texas Tech.

Smith served as a coaching intern for two seasons before accepting a full-time position earlier this year. Smith will be a co-defensive coordinator on new head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s staff, according to sources.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Changes are bound to happen every year, but it’s hard to say exactly what changes will transpire with the coaching staff this offseason, but there’s a lot of pieces in play.  Mike Pettine might not be back, Mike Westhoff is scheduled to retire, there’s a lot of questions in the press about Sparano’s viability beyond this season … could the Jets have to do a coaching overhaul under Ryan in just a few weeks?  We’ll find out soon enough …