The University of Washington confirmed today that defensive coordinator Kent Baer and tight ends/special teams coach Bob Simmons will not return to the staff next season.
UW football coach Tyrone Willingham met with his coaches this morning and informed them of the news.
Here is the university's press release.
A couple of defensive players on campus Monday afternoon said they had not been told anything.
When it was announced that Willingham would return for his fourth season, he said that he would review his staff as usual in his postseason assesment. However, there also was some thought that today might be the day because a recruiting dead period began Sunday and the staff came back from off the road.
Baer has worked under Willingham since 1995, and the UW defensive coordinator for the past three seasons. However, he came under fire this season as the UW defense fell to last in the Pac-10, giving up a school-record 446 yards per game and an average of 31.6 points per game.