Danny Rocco will leave Richmond for Delaware job; Huesman may be Spiders’ target

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — University of Richmond football coach Danny Rocco has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Delaware, according to the University of Richmond.

Rocco was the subject of interest from multiple schools. According to the statements from Richmond Director of Athletics, the Spiders worked hard to keep him.

Rocco has been the head coach at Richmond since 2012 and has amassed a 43-22 record. The Spiders have made the FCS Playoffs three years in a row, and have won at least two games two years in a row. In 2015, Richmond made the FCS Semifinals.

The University of Richmond will hold a press conference at 1:30 P.M.

UPDATE (December 13, 2016 6:42 PM): The Time Free Press of Chattanooga reports that UT-Chattanooga Head Coach Russ Huesman is a candidate to replace Danny Rocco. Huesman served as defensive coordinator at Richmond under Dave Clawson and Mike London, and led the defense on the 2008 National Championship team. After that season, London split for the University of Virginia and Huesman took over at Chattanooga. He led the Mocs to a playoff appearance this year.

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