Cristobal adds former NFL RB Kevin Smith to staff; can Miami revamp RB room?

Kevin Smith, one of the most prolific running backs in recent college football history, will join Mario Cristobal’s staff at Miami. Smith will become the program’s running backs coach.

A native of Miami, Smith had an incredible career at Central Florida; during the 2007 season, he ran for 2,567 yards and 29 touchdowns.

After college, Smith was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played five seasons for the Detroit Lions.

Since retiring from football, Smith has been an assistant coach at UCF, Florida Atlantic and, most recently, Ole Miss. During the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Smith worked as the running backs coach — with Lane Kiffin in Oxford.