Montana Grizzlies head football coach Mick Delaney confirmed Saturday that Kade Rannings is no longer the tight ends coach for the Griz, but that the first-year assistant remains with the team.
“He was reassigned,” said Delaney, now in his second year at the helm of the Grizzlies. He added that he couldn’t say what duties Rannings will have going forward.
“Not really,” he said. “It’s a human resources deal.”
Rannings was involved in an incident in downtown Missoula early on April 21, in which a bar window was broken. No charges have been filed in that incident.
A Twitter post said Rannings, who came to UM after five seasons at Colgate, had been demoted to video coordinator; as of Saturday his profile at UM’s athletics website, gogriz.com, says as much.
Rannings coached tight ends, fullbacks and running backs at different times at Colgate, and joined the Grizzlies as tight ends coach and video assistant in January. Spring drills ended on April 19 for the Griz.
Delaney said he would not be looking outside the program for another tight ends coach.
“I’ll do that within the staff,” he said. “Maybe it will be me. I’ve coached tight ends before.”
The Griz open the 2013 season on Aug. 31, with a home game against Appalachian State.