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Vanderbilt hires Peter Rossomando as offensive line coach

Rossomando worked last season as Rutgers’ offensive line coach.

NCAA Football: Central Connecticut State at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The football coaching staff shakeup of 2020 continues apace.

The Vanderbilt Commodores just announced in an official release the hiring of Peter Rossomando as the new offensive line coach, replacing Cameron Norcross. (The same release also confirms the hirings of Todd Fitch as offensive coordinator and Ted Roof as defensive coordinator.)

Rossomando worked as Rutgers’ offensive line coach in 2019, but he spent the ten years prior to that as a head coach. He put together a 23-34 record at Central Connecticut State from 2014-18, including an FCS playoff appearance in 2017. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Division II New Haven from 2009-13, where he went 42-13 and won back to back Northeast-10 Conference titles in 2011 and 2012. He was the offensive coordinator at Albany from 2001-07 and worked as an offensive line coach on several staffs prior to that.

I mean, I don’t have a huge opinion about this hire. This probably isn’t a recruiting hire given that he’s spent basically his entire career working at smaller schools in the Northeast and a single year at Rutgers, but then recruiting isn’t necessarily what I’m looking for in an offensive line coach. “Getting the center to cleanly snap the ball” is more what I’m looking for here.