Kitchens arrives at Valley Ranch from Mississippi State, where he'd coached both tight ends and running backs at different times in the last few years. Kitchens, the former starting QB at Alabama, has coached at four college stops since beginning his coaching career in 1999.
If you're into this sort of thing, you know that this is a Who You Know business. So while such hirings sometimes SEEM random, they almost never are -- and we like to try to put 2+2 together to figure out the logical connections.
There are two viable theories here:
1) From 2001 to 2003, he served as the running backs coach at the University of North Texas. So it is possible he made friends and influenced people while working a half-hour north of Valley Ranch, up in Denton? Hmmm. Possible.
2) There was the stop in Denton. And the start of his career at Glenville State College in West Virginia. And of course, MSU. But tucked into Kitchens' resume, too, is his position in 2000. When he coached at LSU. Under Nick Saban. Who is represented by agent Jimmy Sexton. Who also happens to represent Cowboys boss Bill Parcells.
Ding-ding-ding! The Sexton-Parcells connection (which has led to as many as eight Cowboys players occupying roster spots) strikes again! I think we have a winner.
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