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    Rod Smith  
    Rod Smith

    Position:
    Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks


    • Spent the 2011 season as Indiana's co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

    • Coached the quarterbacks at the University of Michigan from 2008-10 after one season in the same position at West Virginia University. He helped develop two of college football's most explosive quarterbacks in U-M's Denard Robinson and WVU's Pat White.

    • In 2010, Robinson directed the Big Ten's top-rated offense that racked up a school-record 488.7 yards per contest. Michigan finished second in the league with 250.2 passing yards per game and third with 238.5 rushing yards per game. The Wolverines ranked eighth nationally in total offense and 13th in rushing offense.

    • Robinson set the NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,702 yards. He led the Wolverines with 14 rushing touchdowns and threw for 2,570 yards and 18 touchdowns. Robinson also became the first quarterback in NCAA history to rush and pass for 1,500 yards in a season.

    • The Big Ten's Most Valuable Player, Robinson also was named a first team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell Awards, and he was the nation's fourth-leading rusher with 130.9 yards per game.

    • White was the 2007 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 1,424 yards with 14 touchdowns and just four interceptions, and rushing for 1,335 yards, 14 touchdowns and a 6.8 yards per carry average.

    • West Virginia, the 2007 BIG EAST co-champions, earned a 48-28 victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and finished 2007 ranked No. 6 in both national polls.

    • White was named MVP of the Fiesta Bowl, finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting, and was a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien and Walter Camp Awards.

    • Served as pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of South Florida from 2001-04. He was elevated to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for his final two seasons (2005-06).

    • Guided quarterback Matt Grothe to 2006 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors. Grothe ranked 17th in the country and second among freshmen nationally in passing.

    • A part of South Florida's first bowl appearance in the 2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl and its first bowl victory, a 24-7 win vs. East Carolina in the 2006 Papajohns.com Bowl.

    • In the 22 games during Smith's first two seasons at USF, the offense put up 5,777 passing yards. The Bulls ranked 22nd (2002) and 32nd (2003) nationally in passing.

    • Earned All-America honors in 1996 as a quarterback at Glenville State College when he was a team captain for the school's fourth straight conference championship team. His teams reached the national championship playoffs twice, including one runner-up finish in 1993.

    • A native of Franklin, W.Va., Smith earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Glenville State in 1997 and received a master's degree in teaching at Urbana (Ohio) University in 2000.

    • Rod and his wife, Charlene, have one son, Alex (10).

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