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Western Kentucky hires Ex-UAB head coach Neil Callaway as OL coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former UAB Blazers head coach Neil Callaway has been hired by the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. He will serve as the team’s offensive line coach.

Callaway will work with first-year head coach Bobby Petrino. He had spent the last five seasons as the Blazers head coach, where he went 18-42.

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“I am really excited to add Neil Callaway to our coaching staff, especially given his impressive track record developing offensive linemen throughout his career,” Petrino said in a WKU release. “Neil will do an excellent job of working with and developing our student-athletes here at WKU. He has great experience at the highest level of college football and it is always a benefit to add someone that has head coaching experience. I know that Neil will hit the ground running and I am excited to see him get to work with our student-athletes.”

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Before being named the Blazers head coach, he served as the Georgia Bulldogs offensive coordinator and offensive line coach from 2001 through 2006. He also served as the Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and offensive line coach from 1998 through 2000.

He also served as the Crimson Tide offensive line coach in 1997. Callaway also served as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator with the Houston Cougars from 1993 through 1996.

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He was the Auburn Tigers’ offensive line coach from 1981 through 1992. He began his coaching career with the Wyoming Cowboys during the 1980 season.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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