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Pitt coach announces staff positional reassignments

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Shuffling of responsibilities finalizes 2011 football staff

PITTSBURGH—University of Pittsburgh head football coach Todd Graham announced a change regarding the coaching staff’s positional assignments for this year.

Tony Gibson, whose previous positional focus was on the cornerbacks, will now coach the entire secondary and serve as pass defense coordinator.

Randall McCray, who was initially assigned the safeties, will now coach the outside linebackers. McCray will continue to coordinate special teams.

Additionally, tight ends coach Tony Dews will add the role of recruiting coordinator.

“We always want to ensure our staff is operating at the highest levels of efficiency and effectiveness,” Graham said. “Based on our experience this spring, we felt these changes would significantly enhance our teaching and coaching on the defensive side of the ball.”

Pitt opens 2011 training camp on Monday, August 8, at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex. The Panthers’ 12-game regular season kicks off against Buffalo at Heinz Field on Saturday, Sept. 3.

The 2011 Pitt coaching staff and positional assignments:
Paul Randolph: executive associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator, defensive line                      
Calvin Magee: assistant head coach, co-offensive coordinator, running backs
Mike Norvell: co-offensive coordinator, wide receivers, director of recruiting
Keith Patterson: defensive coordinator, linebackers
Tony Gibson: pass defense coordinator, secondary
Tony Dews: tight ends, recruiting coordinator
Todd Dodge: quarterbacks
Spencer Leftwich: offensive line
Randall McCray, outside linebackers, special teams coordinator
Bo Graham, assistant wide receivers coach, head graduate assistant

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