Raiders hire Wylie as offensive line coach

January 31, 2011, 8:25 pm
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Jan. 31, 2011

Bob Wylie, entering his fourth decade of coaching football that includes 18 years at the professional level, joins the Oakland Raiders as offensive line coach.

Bob is a spectacular teacher, motivator and drill sergeant, said Oakland Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson. His vast knowledge and experience, including last year with a team inour division will really help us as we move forward in assembling a really good offensive line.

Wylie spent last season sharing offensive line coaching duties for the Denver Broncos. Asan NFL assistant with the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears, he tutored seven offensive linemen who earned Pro Bowl berths. Wylie has also coached tight ends for Cincinnati and the New York Jets.

Before returning to the NFL with Denver, Wylie spent three seasons as offensive line coach in the Canadian Football League with Saskatchewan in 2009 and Winnipeg from 2007-08.During his three seasons as an offensive line coach in the CFL, Wylie was part of two teams that played in the Grey Cup with Saskatchewan (2009) and Winnipeg (2007). He coached players to All-Star appearances at every offensive line position (tackle, guard and center) in the CFL.

Wylie spent 13 seasons coaching at the collegiate level, with the latest stint as offensive linecoach at Syracuse (2005-06). He served in the same capacity at the University of Cincinnati(1996), Colorado State (1988-89), Holy Cross (1983-84) and Brown (1980-82) and wasoffensive coordinator at Ohio University (1985-87). The West Warwick, R.I. native playedlinebacker at the University of Colorado for three years before transferring to Roger Williams College.
Courtesy Oakland Raiders media services

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