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Coach DeBoer adds four new coaches

Alex Dumais (43) celebrates a sack against Nevada at Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Armando Carreno/The Collegian)

Fresno State football head coach Kalen DeBoer announced four new hires for his coaching staff on Monday.

The four new additions are assistant coaches Lee Marks, Chuck Morrell, Eric Schmidt and William Inge, according to a Fresno State Athletics press release.

Looking at the coaches, Inge will take over as the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. He worked with DeBoer for one season with the Indiana Hoosiers as the special teams coordinator.

Marks will take over as the running backs coach and assistant head coach for the Bulldogs. Previously, he was the Boise State Broncos’ running backs coach for five years, and Boise State had a 1,000-yard rusher for every one of his seasons.

Morrell will be the safeties coach for the Bulldogs, making the transition from Montana Tech.

He was the head coach for the past nine seasons and was named the Frontier Conference Coach of the Year three times.

Lastly, Schmidt will be the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator for the Bulldogs. He met DeBoer at the University of Southern Illinois where they coached together.

DeBoer said these men have proven themselves and can take the team to the next level.

“This is a combination of guys who are expert teachers, that first and foremost is what I believe we have to have is great teachers,” said DeBoer. “When it comes to X’s and O’s, these guys are proven, they’re veteran coaches whether it’s been defensive coordinator positions, special teams coordinator positions, we have a great combination of guys that are going to come together to make sure our players are put in good positions to be successful on the football field.”

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