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Bresnahan tabbed as defensive coordinator

Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013 01:01


Former Oakland Raiders and Florida Tuskers defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan was announced as the newest member of coach Willie Taggart’s team on Wednesday evening. 

Bresnahan, who coached linebackers in the NFL as early as 1994, most recently coached UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions. 

After being hired by Jon Gruden in 1998, Bresnahan served as the defensive
coordinator for the Raiders from 2000-03 and again in 2011. Though there was much speculation that Bresnahan was fired by the Raiders after a season in which they allowed the second highest number of points in franchise history, the Raiders initially denied he had been fired. Bresnahan joined the Mountain Lions as defensive coordinator in 2012.

This will be his first collegiate coaching position since 1993, when he coached at Maine. 

“I couldn’t be more excited about the talent and experience we’ve added to our defensive staff today,” Taggart said in a statement. “Chuck has coached at the highest levels and will bring a wealth of knowledge on the defensive side of the ball. His ability to teach the game and mentor our players will be an asset to this football team and I know he’ll be a terrific recruiter.”


— Staff Report

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