May 082019
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Rod Smith, Dallas Cowboys (December 30, 2018)

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The New York Giants have signed unrestricted free agent running back Rod Smith (Dallas Cowboys). The 27-year old, 6’3”, 235-pound Smith was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Seattle Seahawks after the 2015 NFL Draft. He was released by Seattle in October 2015. The Cowboys claimed him off of waivers and he played with the Cowboys until the end of the 2018 season. Smith has played in 49 regular-season games with two starts, carrying the ball 101 times for 364 yards and five touchdowns. He also has caught 30 passes for 272 yards and one touchdown.

Transcripts and video clips of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following position coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at


Feb 272019
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Everett Withers, Texas State Bobcats (September 30, 2017)

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According to multiple press reports, the New York Giants have hired Everett Withers as the team’s new defensive backs coach. Withers replaces Lou Anarumo, who was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as their new defensive coordinator. The Giants also lost Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Deshea Townsend, who was hired away by the Chicago Bears as their new defensive backs coach. The Giants hired Rutgers defensive backs coach Henry Baker to replace him.

Withers had agreed to serve as the new defensive coordinator for Florida International University earlier this month after he was fired as head coach of Texas State University (2016-2018). He had previously served as head coach at James Madison University (2014-2015), assistant head coach/co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach at Ohio State University (2012-2013), and interim head coach at the University of North Carolina (2011). For six seasons (2001-2006), Withers was the defensive backs coach for the Tennessee Titans.

  • 2019-Present: Defensive Backs Coach, New York Giants
  • 2019: Defensive Coordinator, Florida International University
  • 2016-2018: Head Coach, Texas State University
  • 2014-2015: Head Coach, James Madison University
  • 2012-2013: Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach, Ohio State University
  • 2011: Interim Head Coach, University of North Carolina
  • 2008-2010: Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach, University of North Carolina
  • 2007: Defensive Coordinator, University of Minnesota
  • 2001-2006: Defensive Backs Coach, Tennessee Titans
  • 1998-2000: Defensive Backs Coach, University of Texas
  • 1995-1997: Defensive Coordinator, University of Louisville
  • 1994: Defensive Quality Control Coach, New Orleans Saints
  • 1992-1993: Defensive Backs Coach, University of Southern Mississippi
  • 1991: Outside Linebackers Coach, Tulane University
  • 1990: Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach, Austin Peay State University
  • 1988-1989: Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach, Austin Peay State University
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Defensive Back, Appalachian State University (1981-1985)
  • Born June 15, 1963