Northwestern Coach TY Likes New Hires
Offensive coordinator Tyrell “Coach TY” Conyers took a job at Miami (Fla.) Northwestern high school after spending nine years at Miramar. He couldn’t have stepped into a better situation as far as talent is concerned as the Bulls always has its fair share of South Florida prospects. Now, he has the opportunity to turn them into a high scoring offense.
“We are going to be very solid next year,” Conyers said. “We have a lot of talent over here. They have to get used to my system and then go to work from there. There’s a lot of talent over here at Northwestern and we’re ready to work. Right now, we are in the weight room and in the classroom. I think we have 11 kids signing D-1 on February 6, signing day. That’s D-1 alone.”
Conyers, who helped produce next level players such as Miami wide receiver Malcolm Lewis and West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, gave his thoughts on a college program that has a history recruiting Northwestern standouts, the Miami Hurricanes.
“I like Coach Golden, I think he’s going to bring the program back,” Conyers said. “Then hiring (Mario) Cristobal was a major uplift too because guys like Cristobal and (James) Coley are two guys that are from here. They can relate to a lot of the kids that UM wasn’t going to get. Kids want to stay home and play for guys that are from their hometown. Those guys can relate to the Miami kids, so that was a big pick up for [Golden] with them two guys that can help him with that situation.”
He talked more about newly hired offensive coordinator James Coley—who made the switch from ACC rival Florida State to call plays for the Canes.
“I met Coach Coley before when I went to Florida State’s camp last year,” Conyers said. “He’s a great guy, great recruiter. I think he is going to help the program get back to where it needs to be. He’s a great addition to the UM family–to get a guy that’s from Miami back to his hometown. Like I said, he is one of the top recruiters in the country, so you can’t beat that. He’ll make a lot of kids that would normally go to North Florida stay home to South Florida.”
While Coach TY is now part of Northwestern’s coaching staff, he still keeps tabs on some of his former players such as Malcolm Lewis and Tracy Howard, among others.
“We were just texting each other,” Conyers said of Howard and Lewis. “I talked to Malcolm and Tracy to touch base with them and see how they are doing with their grades, and how everything is coming along. They are still loving it and enjoying their time [at Miami]. They are ready to get back on the field and show what they are capable of. Right now, they are focusing on school work.”