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Smith makes two more hires

POSTED: February 7, 2008 5:03 a.m.

FLOWERY BRANCH — New Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith continued to fill his staff Saturday with four additions, including receivers coach Terry Robiskie and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton, who previously worked with Smith in Jacksonville.

Smith also hired running backs coach Gerald Brown and offensive quality control coach Glenn Thomas.

Robiskie had 25 years of NFL coaching experience, including briefs stints as an interim head coach in both Washington and Cleveland.

He was the second straight assistant hired from the staff of former Miami coach Cam Cameron, who was dumped after a 1-15 season. Mike Mularkey, the Dolphins’ tight ends coach in 2007, joined the Falcons as offensive coordinator on Friday.

Robiskie’s son, Brian, is a star receiver at Ohio State.

Hamilton spent the last five seasons with the Jaguars, most recently under Smith as defensive coordinator.

Hamilton coached defensive tackles Marcus Stroud and John Henderson, who combined for five Pro Bowl appearances.

Hamilton previously was defensive line coach for Cleveland from 2001-02 and also coached defensive lines for the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders.

Brown worked the last years as a college coach at Indiana, where he was assistant head coach, running backs coach and special teams coordinator.

Thomas was offensive coordinator for Midwestern State the last four seasons.

Smith also kept two holdovers from the previous staff, promoting Brian Van Gorder to defensive coordinator and keeping on Emmitt Thomas to work with the secondary and serve as assistant head coach.



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