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Packers poach WMU’s WR coach

Luke Getsy

What the hell. Let’s make it three days in a row we lead things offwith an NFL club poaching an FBS coaching staff.

Western Michigan confirmed Friday that wide receivers coach Luke Getsy has been hired by the Green Bay Packers. Unlike in previous days where a lateral move title-wise to the big-boy league of football was involved, Getsy will serve as an “offensive quality control coach” with the Packers.

“Officially, Luke Getsy was included in an announcement of staff additions with the Green Bay Packers,” WMU said in a terse and very brief statement to mlive.com. “We wish Luke well.”

Getsy’s lone season with the Broncos ended with receiver Corey Davis being accorded freshman All-American honors. Davis caught 67 passes for 947 yards and six touchdowns as a true freshman.

(Photo credit: WMU athletics)

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5 Responses to “Packers poach WMU’s WR coach”
  1. woebegong says: Feb 8, 2014 9:03 AM

    Ok, who is going to be named “Defensive Quality Control Coach”?
    What exactly are his duties going to be. Will he have any authority to make changes when he sees obvious problems or does he just tell the coach what he thinks. Can a coach with the title, “Overseer of Injuries”, or “Injury Prevention Coordinator” be far off?
    It sure seems like a OC could get a little paranoid having another person, who really isn’t coaching looking over his shoulder all of the time. Don’t they get enough of that already with the HC, owner, General Manager and even the press watching them like a hawk.

  2. cfballfan1 says: Feb 8, 2014 12:11 PM

    So he “jumped ship” from Fleck’s boat?

  3. stoicpaisano says: Feb 8, 2014 1:18 PM

    QC coaches are brought in to do the grunt work like helping run the team meetings and print out practice plans. The more experienced ones will breakdown tape and actually scout future opponents, but it’s usually late-20s/early-30s guys trying to break into coaching (Wiki shows Getsy turning 30 later this month). They are essentially the full-time coaches’ interns and don’t have much oversight at all. Very rarely are they left alone with players, at least in the first year.

  4. thetooloftools says: Feb 8, 2014 6:18 PM

    I wish him all the best.

  5. onbucky96 says: Feb 9, 2014 5:27 AM

    How will this fix the Secondary coverage and tackling in Green Bay?

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