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Bills add Ike Hilliard, two other coaches

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The first coaching staff for new Bills head coach Doug Marrone is continuing to take shape.

Former NFL wide receiver Ike Hilliard will be the team’s wide receivers coach, jumping from the Redskins after one year in the same position at Washington. He spent a year on the Dolphins’ staff before heading to Washington and was a teammate of Buffalo’s new running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley for a couple of years with the Giants. Hilliard also played two years in Tampa when Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was an assistant with the Buccaneers.

There’s no word on who the Redskins will hire to replace Hilliard. Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com points out that it took a long time for the team to hire Hilliard last season and doesn’t expect a quick answer this time. Tandler also reports offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is very hands on with the receivers during practice.

The Bills announced that Hackett would handle the quarterbacks coach duties in addition to being the offensive coordinator. They also hired John Anselmo as a special teams assistant and Hal Luther as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Both Anselmo and Luther were part of Marrone’s staff at Syracuse.

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5 Responses to “Bills add Ike Hilliard, two other coaches”
  1. dgoens3109 says: Jan 18, 2013 10:04 AM

    I can’t lie. I called Ike Hilliard the next Jerry Rice coming out of college. I think I can finally accept that I was wrong.

  2. jag8r904 says: Jan 18, 2013 10:28 AM

    Go Gators

  3. cliverush says: Jan 18, 2013 10:54 AM

    If the Skins want a former NFL WR who did everything a coach could ask of a player, that man is Troy Brown.

  4. ham1 says: Jan 18, 2013 12:04 PM

    Hmm.Kyle Shanahan. What happened to all those HC offers? Not one bite. Says a lot doesent it?
    Shouldnt have tried to get Bob killed.

  5. wwwmattcom says: Jan 19, 2013 9:33 AM

    No mention of Andre Reed? Frank Reich?

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