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Robert Gillespie
Current Position:
Running backs coach at West Virginia
Age:
33
Notable:
A former standout running back with the Florida Gators (1998-2001), Gillespie currently heads up the rushing attack for the Mountaineers. Prior to his stop in Morgantown, Gillespie spent time coaching at Oklahoma State (2009-10) and South Carolina (2005-08). In 2011, Gillespie coached freshman Dustin Garrison, who earned East Coast Athletic Conference Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
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Roy Manning
Current Position:
Running backs coach at Northern Illinois
Age:
31
Notable:
Aside from having east Tennessee's favorite last name, Manning coached with Butch Jones at Cinicinnati. In only season with the Bearcats, Cincy lead the Big East in rushing. He is also a former NFL linebacker having spend three seasons in the league with various teams.
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Des Kitchings
Current Position:
Running backs coach at N.C. State
Age:
34
Notable:
Kitchings is currently in his second season as the running backs coach at N.C. State. He knows the area having coached at both Vanderbilt (2008-10) and Furman (2004-07). He is also a native of South Carolina, which could make up for the loss of Jay Graham's recruiting abilities in the Carolinas.
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Trooper Taylor
Current Position:
Former assistant head coach and wide receivers coach at Auburn
Age:
43
Notable:
Taylor has ties to Tennessee having coached under then head coach Phillip Fulmer from 2004-2007. He coached running backs during that time and is looking for worth after a recruiting scandal sidelined him from the coaching ranks.
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Tim Spencer
Current Position:
Former running backs coach with the Chicago Bears
Age:
52
Notable:
Spencer is fresh off a long stay with the Chicago Bears (2004-13) after not being retained by new head coach Marc Trestman. Prior to his stay with the Bears he coaches running backs with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian is familiar with Spencer having spent time with the Bears as well.
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Greg Knox
Current Position:
Running backs coach at Mississippi State
Age:
50
Notable:
Knox knows the Southeastern Conference about as good as anyone with stops at Mississippi State (2009-), Auburn (1999-2008) and Ole Miss (1996-95). Knox also mentored Anthony Dixon as the current NFL player rushed for a school-record 1,391 yards and found the end zone 12 times in his senior season.
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Calvin Magee
Current Position:
Associate head coach, Co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Arizona
Age:
49
Notable:
Magee is in his 23 season of coaching including stays at Arizona, Michigan, Pitt, West Virginia and South Florida. Magee has experience working in the spread option under former Michigan head coach Rich Rodriquez. He also spent five seasons in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a tight end.
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