No joke: Vandy's Caldwell raids Tulsa's staff


On the same day he was bringing down the house at the SEC Media Days, Robbie Caldwell was also busy with the little matter of filling out his Vanderbilt coaching staff.

Tulsa World reports that Herb Hand has stepped down as Tulsa’s co-offensive coordinator to take a position on Caldwell’s Commodores’ staff.  Hand reportedly told his Golden Hurricane players of the move in a team meeting Thursday evening.

When Caldwell accepted the interim position at Vandy following Bobby Johnson‘s unexpected decision to retire earlier this month, he also relinquished his position as offensive line coach.

Hand, in addition to serving as one of Tulsa’s OC’s since 2007, was also the school’s line coach.  While it’s not specified in the report, it appears likely he will take over Caldwell’s former job at Vandy.