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Clifton's College Coach Mentored Bakhtiari

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David Bakhtiari's long-term position will be decided over the next several months, starting Friday. His experience at the position and his ability to play multiple spots could make him a key player as a rookie. "That zone-style running is really what he does well," Steve Marshall said.

For David Bakhtiari's final two seasons at Colorado, his position coach was Steve Marshall. Roughly two decades earlier, Marshall was the offensive line coach at Tennessee, where he mentored a promising young lineman named Chad Clifton. "Chad, he was a lot better athlete than you think," Marshall told Packer Report last week. "I remember when Chad was a sophomore in high school at a little old...

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