Furrey newest in South Carolina WR coach carousel

Feb 29, 2024, 10:05 AM ET

South Carolina has actually hired former NFL player and assistant coach Mike Furrey as its wide receivers coach, the 3rd individual to hold that position since the season ended.Furrey, who led the

NFC with 98 catches in 2006 with the Detroit Lions, was most just recently head coach the past two years at Limestone University, a Department II school in Gaffney, South Carolina.On Thursday, South Carolina’s board of trustees authorized a two-year contract that will pay Furrey$425,000 per season.Another former NFL pass receiver has replaced Furrey as Limestone coach. The school revealed Thursday that former New york city Jets player Jerricho Cotchery had actually been employed for the role.Furrey takes over for James Coley, the former Texas A&M assistant who was hired by coach Shane

Beamer in January and left for a similar spot at Georgia earlier this month.Justin Stepp had actually been the receivers coach under Beamer the previous 3 seasons but was moved to tight ends coach before taking a task as an Illinois assistant.Furrey invested four seasons as receivers coach for the Chicago Bears from 2018 to 2021. He started his college coaching profession in 2011 as head coach at Kentucky Christian, an NAIA school. He has likewise worked at Marshall as receivers coach before his first period

leading Limestone as coach in 2016 and’ 17. Furrey, 46, played seven years in the NFL for the Rams, Lions and Browns. His finest year as a pro was with the Lions in 2006, when he compiled 1,086 backyards receiving with seven touchdowns.The Associated Press added to this report.

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