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Taggart adds NFL vet Chuck Bresnahan to USF staff

Nearly five weeks after being hired, Willie Taggart has closed one of the biggest openings on his first USF coaching staff.

Taggart announced via a press release Wednesday that he has hired Chuck Bresnahan to be the Bulls’ defensive coordinator.  Bresnahan has spent 15 seasons as an NFL assistant coach, including three stints with two different teams — the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals — as a coordinator.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the talent and experience we’ve added to our defensive staff today,” Taggart said. “Chuck has coached at the highest levels and will bring a wealth of knowledge on the defensive side of the ball. His ability to teach the game and mentor our players will be an asset to this football team and I know he’ll be a terrific recruiter.”

While Bresnahan has extensive experience in the NFL ranks, his collegiate résumé is paper-thin.  He does have nine years of experience at the collegiate level, but the last stint came in 1993 at Maine.

Additionally, he spent time on coaching staffs at Georgia Tech (1988-91) and Navy (1983-87).

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3 Responses to “Taggart adds NFL vet Chuck Bresnahan to USF staff”
  1. thaoption1 says: Jan 9, 2013 11:51 PM

    Great hire defensive minded guru

  2. hor2012 says: Jan 10, 2013 9:38 AM

    That’s a good hire

  3. raiderredleg says: Jan 10, 2013 12:35 PM

    Sorry gentlemen that is the same “guru” that had Rolando McClain and Jerome Boyd try to cover Calvin Johnson last year when he was the Raiders DC.

    BTW…Don’t worry if you don’t know who Jerome Boyd is…99.9% of football fans don’t either, but take my word he shouldn’t have been on the same field as Megatron (much less trying to cover him).

    Hopefully Chuck is as great a recruiter as the article mentions. As a life long Raider fan I wept many a time in the 2000s as his Raider prevent defenses did just that…Prevent the Raiders from winning.

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