SMU Announces Football Staff Changes

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Feb. 28, 2013

DALLAS (SMU) - SMU assistant football coaches Joe Haering and Bob Palcic will not return for the 2013 season, Head Coach June Jones announced today. Haering's contract expires in June, at which time he will pursue other opportunities, while Palcic recently announced his retirement.

"I want to thank Joe and Bob for all their work for our program," said Jones. "They were both valuable members of our staff and we wish them the best."

Haering completed his fourth year on the Mustang football staff and helped SMU reach a school-record four straight bowl games during his tenure. A life-long coach and scout, Haering arrived on the Hilltop in 2009 after spending 12 seasons as a college scout with the Buffalo Bills. The Bucknell alumnus received a commission in the United States Army after graduation and served as a first lieutenant and company commander in Vietnam. He was inducted into the Western Chapter Of The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in the spring of 2010.

Palcic just completed his first season on the Hilltop, joining the SMU staff in March 2012. He developed an all-new offensive line in 2012 after the Mustangs graduated all five starters in 2011, and still helped SMU reach the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, where they routed Fresno State, 43-10. Palcic, who coached three Outland Trophy winners in his career, spent 40-plus as a coach, serving as an NCAA, NFL and CFL assistant, winning Rose Bowl and Grey Cup Championships along the way, among others.

SMU opens Spring Practice on March 25.



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