Tennessee football hires ex-WKU assistant

December 17, 2012 

KNOXVILLE — Zach Azzanni was named wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for Tennessee.

New Vols coach Butch Jones made the announcement on Sunday.

Azzanni comes to Tennessee from the University of Wisconsin, where he served as the wide receivers coach for the Big 10 champion Badgers this year.

Azzanni also coached at Western Kentucky last year and served on Urban Meyer's staff at Florida in 2010, also coaching for the Gators in the Allstate Sugar Bowl following the 2009 season.

Azzanni coached at Central Michigan from 2007-09 under Jones. In 2009, he was named the wide receivers coach of the year by footballscoop.com.

The selection of Azzanni rounds out Tennessee's coaching staff.

Michigan suspends 3 for Outback Bowl

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan Coach Brady Hoke suspended cornerback J.T. Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and linebacker Brandin Hawthorne for a violation of team rules.

Hoke said in an announcement Sunday that the three players will not travel with the 19th-ranked Wolverines for the Outback Bowl against No. 11 South Carolina because each of them used poor judgment.

Floyd starts at cornerback and Hagerup is the team's top punter. Hawthorne is a backup linebacker.

N.C. State hires former Browns receiver

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State hired former NFL receiver Frisman Jackson to coach receivers. Jackson spent last season working under new N.C. State coach Dave Doeren at Northern Illinois.

Jackson had coached receivers for two seasons at Akron and also at Western Illinois, his alma mater.

Jackson played in the NFL for four seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

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