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Packers adding Sam Gash as running backs coach


Former Lions running backs coach Sam Gash is staying in the NFC North.

According to, the Packers are hiring Gash to the same position.

Gash was the Lions’ running backs coach from 2008 through 2013.

Via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers are shifting former running backs coach Alex Van Pelt to quarterbacks coach. The Packers’ former quarterbacks coach, Ben McAdoo, is now the Giants’ offensive coordinator.

The 44-year-old Gash played 12 NFL seasons at fullback, with stints with New England, Buffalo and Baltimore.

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15 Responses to “Packers adding Sam Gash as running backs coach”
  1. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Feb 7, 2014 12:56 PM

    Like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

  2. grndizzle says: Feb 7, 2014 1:05 PM

    I’ll always remember the time I saw the Jets play the Bills in Buffalo. Sam Gash was on Buffalo and Brian Cox was on the Jets. I was walking around the lot before the game with my Curtis Martin jersey on and some drunk obnoxious Bills fans started talking crap to me. Then they pulled out their sign that said “We like Gash, not Cox”

    Good times.

  3. Coach John Harbaugh says: Feb 7, 2014 1:06 PM

    what an attrocious staff being assembled in green bay

  4. thepftpoet says: Feb 7, 2014 1:14 PM

    I tried recording Packer games on my DVR and it kept recording the show “the biggest loser”

  5. jtgush says: Feb 7, 2014 1:25 PM

    they are going down hill fast……they need a new coaching staff…..getting way too soft………..
    change is good…..look at philly and KC

  6. freeigwebuike says: Feb 7, 2014 1:57 PM

    That should fix everything, soon they’ll be looking back on 8-7-1 as the good ol days!

  7. stellarperformance says: Feb 7, 2014 2:08 PM

    …..great name for a running back coach, by the way.

  8. rho1953 says: Feb 7, 2014 2:12 PM

    I can see the Vikings, Bears, and Lions fans are out in force today. The empty trophy case in Minneapolis is causing derangement syndrome, and the poor, sappy Bears are quite hapless. Then you have the Lions who have gone half a century (along with the VikeQueens) without a title. So a little jealousy is called for, quite obviously. I bet it really chaps your butts that the Packers managed to pull off another North title after being totally decimated by injury. I think you all know the Packers are going to win the division again next year, and if they stay healthy make a deep playoff run.

  9. maestro71 says: Feb 7, 2014 2:16 PM

    Are you guys nuts?? You think adding an RB coach, whoever it may be, is going to blow up the team? The running game was amazing last year, if you don’t recall. Add a healthy Rodgers and a healthy defense and the Packers are once again in the Super Bowl conversation. Luckily everyone else will be focused on Seattle and San Fran this time.

  10. linemanguy74 says: Feb 7, 2014 2:39 PM

    Packers have a defense ??

  11. purpleguy says: Feb 7, 2014 2:47 PM

    One of my favorite NFL names, other than Gosder and Barkavious.

  12. schmitty2 says: Feb 7, 2014 4:27 PM

    Najeh Davenport or Samkon Gado weren’t available for the job?

  13. southpaw0609 says: Feb 7, 2014 4:35 PM

    Green Bay now has a Zook and a Gash. Look out.

  14. seenable says: Feb 7, 2014 4:50 PM

    Gash was not the Lions RBs coach in 2013. He was let go following the 2012 season. Curtis Modkins took over as RBs coach/run game coordinator last year, and will continue under the same title under the Lions new coaching regime this year.

  15. bravesrt76 says: Feb 8, 2014 11:16 AM

    Only Fullback in the NFL to ever make it to the Pro Bowl and not have a single carry in that season. Fact.

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