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All Sports Tucson Talk: Panel discusses Jedd Fisch’s early assistant coach hires


New Arizona coach Jedd Fisch is off to a good start in the eyes of the Arizona football alumni by giving legends Ricky Hunley and Chuck Cecil a place on his coaching staff.

Hunley will be the defensive line coach, Cecil will coach the defensive backs, Jimmie Dougherty the wide receivers or quarterbacks and Brennan Carroll, son of Pete Carroll, will be the offensive coordinator with also a focus on the offensive line.

Don Brown is expected to be named the defensive coordinator soon.

How the staff lines up:

  • Head coach: Jedd Fisch
  • Offensive coordinator: Brennan Carroll
  • Defensive coordinator: Potentially Don Brown
  • Special teams coordinator:
  • Quarterbacks coach: Jimmie Dougherty
  • Running backs coach: Scottie Graham
  • Wide receivers coach: Kevin Cummings
  • Tight ends coach: Jordan Paopao
  • Offensive line coach: Brennan Carroll
  • Defensive line coach: Ricky Hunley
  • Linebackers coach:
  • Defensive backs coach: Chuck Cecil
  • Senior analyst:
  • Recruiting coordinator:
  • Strength & conditioning coach:

Our staff of myself, my brother Andy and Troy Hutchison discuss the early stages of Fisch putting together his staff and also talk about Adia Barnes’ program (before the Wildcats lost to No. 1 Stanford yesterday):


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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