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Redskins Fill OL Coach Position; Hire Chris Foerster from the 49ers


Quick Bio from 49ers website:

Foerster's 2008 line helped pave the way for RB Frank Gore's third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season, while also blocking for an offensive unit that ranked fifth in the NFL in plays of 20-or-more yards (64). In the final eight games of the season, the offensive line limited opponents to two sacks per game after allowing four sacks per contest during the first half of the year.

and from Wiki:

Foerster was hired by the San Francisco 49ers on February 15, 2008 as the co-offensive line coach. He assumed the title of offensive line coach in week 8 of the 2008 season.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Foerster spent three years (2005-07) as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Foerster has also served as the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins (2004), tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts (2002-03), offensive line coach for the Tampa Buccaneers (1996-2001) and assistant offensive line/tight ends coach for the Minnesota Vikings (1993-95).

With a total of 26 years coaching experience, Foerster also made an impact in the collegiate ranks, serving as the offensive line coach for the University of Minnesota (1992), assistant offensive line/special teams coach for Stanford (1988-91) and offensive line coach for Colorado State (1983-87). He began his coaching career in 1982 as a graduate assistant at Colorado State after a successful career with the Rams as a center from 1979-82. Foerster originally joined the Rams football team as a walk-on before earning a scholarship as a sophomore.

Chris looks to bring a solid background. Obviously, it's impossible to replace someone of Joe Bugel's character, but the Skins have brought in a guy with proven success.

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