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Report: Bills to add asst. O-line coach

Posted by Chris Brown on February 12, 2010 – 11:50 am

According to the Indiana Daily Student on campus in Bloomington, Hoosiers offensive line coach Bobby Johnson will be named assistant offensive line coach for the Bills.

Johnson has been coaching with Indiana for the past five years tutoring the likes of Roger Saffold, a highly thought of prospect in this year’s draft class.

A former offensive tackle himself, Johnson coached an Indiana line that broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark (2,003 yards – sixth in the Big Ten) for the second straight year in 2008, the first time since 2000 and 2001 an IU team produced back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons. IU averaged 4.5 yards per carry with the team rushing for over 250 yards four times.

What makes these numbers more impressive is the shuffling that took place on the line due to injuries. The Hoosiers used seven different starting lineups and nine total players, including three players receiving their first career action.

Johnson has also coached at his alma mater Miami University (OH) and the University of Akron.

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