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Redskins Hire Morgan As Assistant O-Line Coach


The Redskins have hired Chris Morgan to serve as assistant offensive line coach, the team announced on Tuesday.

Morgan spent the last two seasons in the same role for the Oakland Raiders.

In 2010, Oakland ranked 10th in the NFL in yards per game (354.6) and sixth in points per game (25.6). In addition, the Raiders ranked second in both rushing yards (2,494) and yards per carry (4.9). They also tied for second and ninth in rushing touchdowns (19) and total offensive touchdowns (44), respectively.

Morgan was an offensive lineman at the University of Colorado from 1995-99 where his position coach during his final two seasons was current Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable.

In 2003, Morgan served as a graduate assistant on Cable's staff at the University of Idaho, where he earned his Master's degree in Educational Leadership. Morgan also coached for Cable when he was head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2009-10.

"Out of 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. "He understands what it takes to buy into the system and buy into the discipline of it."

As a player at Colorado, Morgan helped the Buffaloes to a 4-0 record in bowl games, including victories in the Cotton, Holiday, Aloha and Insight Bowls. He was named the program's most improved offensive player in 1998.

Morgan is a native of Killeen, Tex., where he helped Killeen High School to the Texas 5A-1 State Championship in 1991.

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