Thayer Evans sure seems to have a through-line to the Syracuse Orange football program these days. He broke the news that Chris Beatty was no longer our outside receivers coach and now he's breaking the news that Vinson "Vince" Reynolds is going to be our new DL coach.
Western Michigan DL coach Vinson Reynolds has accepted same position under Syracuse coach Dino Babers per source.— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) January 5, 2016
Reynolds has spent the last three seasons as the defensive line coach for the Western Michigan Broncos. While there, he was named by Rivals.com as one of the top 10 recruiters from non-P5 schools. Reynolds played a key role in WMU's 2014 recruiting class, which was considered one of the best of any non-P5 program.
A player for Northern Illinois, the Detroit-born Reynolds began his coaching career in 2006 as the defensive line coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He spent a season at Oklahoma State as a grad assistant and defensive quality control coach before moving on to Central Oklahoma and then Central Michigan for two years as DL coach.
Reynolds seems to have a stranglehold on the Detroit-area and it would be assumed that he'd continue to cover the Midwest for the Orange. SU has found a lot of talent in the Michigan/Ohio corridor in recent years.
Welcome, Coach Reynolds!