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Nebraska’s Riley has 1 staff spot open after naming 4 aides

January 7, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New Nebraska football coach Mike Riley has hired four assistant coaches, leaving him with one spot to fill on his staff.

The assistants named Wednesday were offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf, running backs coach Reggie Davis, defensive line coach Hank Hughes and secondary coach Charlton Warren.

Riley already hired defensive coordinator Mark Banker, linebackers coach Trent Bray, offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh and special teams coordinator Bruce Read.

There was no timetable for the naming the ninth, and final, assistant.

“We are thrilled with the staff we have assembled at the University of Nebraska,” Riley said. “This is a successful group of outstanding teachers, coaches and recruiters, and I know they will represent our school and program very well.”

Langsdorf was the New York Giants quarterbacks coach this season after working nine years as Riley’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oregon State. Working with Langsdorf, Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed a career-best 63.1 percent of his passes, and his 4,410 passing yards were the second most in his 11-year career.

When Langsdorf was coordinator of Oregon State’s pro-style offense, the Beavers posted nine of the top 13 single-yardage games in program history.

Davis worked on Jim Harbaugh’s staff with the San Francisco 49ers. Davis was offensive line coach this past season and tight ends coach the previous three. He was Riley’s running backs coach at Oregon State from 2008-10.

Hughes was co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Cincinnati. His one season with the Bearcats followed 13 on the defensive staff at Connecticut.

Warren, hired last year by former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, was retained and will continue coaching the secondary. Warren spent the previous nine seasons on the defensive staff at Air Force.

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