Mularky starts to assemble staff

It didn't take new coach Mike Mularky long to start assembling his assistant coaches. Two days after being officially named head coach, the former Steelers offensive coordinator has named his offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

Mike Mularky was introduced to the media yesterday afternoon, today he's introducing us to his assistants. The biggest announcement was he has chosen to retain defensive coordinator, Jerry Gray. Gray, has been the Bills defensive co-ordinator since 2001. As it was speculated by many that he'd rather keep former Bills' assistant head coach Dick LeBeau for that role as he and Mularky had a history coaching together in Pittsburgh. Instead LeBeau was let go in order to return to the Steelers where he will searve as their defensive co-odinator.

At yesterday's press coference the Bills new head man also named two offensive assistants when he named Tom Clements offensive co-ordinator and Jim McNally offensive line coach.

Clements worked as Mularky's QB coach while the two worked in Pittsburgh are credited for reviving Kordell Stewart and Tommy Maddox while in Pittsburgh. Clements was also attributing to help guide Elvis Grbac to a Pro Bowl berth while he worked in Kansas City prior to joining the Steelers in 2001.

McNally, a Buffalo native, is highly regarded as one of the finest coaches at his position. McNally stated coaching as a graduate assistant for the University at Buffalo in 1966. He's had many jobs since most recently as the Giants' offensive line coach from 1999-2002. McNally replaceds Pat Ruel and becomes the Bills' third offensive line coach in the last three seasons.

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