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Redskins Add Assistant Offensive Line Coach

Posted by Matt Terl on February 8, 2011 – 2:56 pm

The Redskins have announced the hiring of Chris Morgan as Assistant Offensive Line Coach; Morgan held the same position with the Oakland Raiders in 2009-2010..

In college, Morgan was an offensive lineman, and his position coach at the time was one Tom Cable; he would go on to serve as a grad asstant on Cable’s staff at the University of Idaho. When Cable went on to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, he brought Morgan in; when Cable was relieved of his duties, Morgan was not retained by the new head coach.

But Cable wasn’t just keeping Morgan around for his personality. “Out all the players that I have coached who have gone into the coaching profession, Chris is the greatest student and finest teacher of what offensive line play is about,” Cable said (according to the press release). That’s some high praise.

The Raiders’ 2010 offensive line paved the way for Oakland’s backs to rush for the second-most yards in the NFL last season (2,494) with the second-highest yards per carry (4.9). The Redskins, by contrast, finished thirtieth in the league in rushing yards, with 1,461, and fifteenth in yards per carry.

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