After around a week or so of speculation, it’s official: Rich Bisaccia has left his brand new assistant job with the University of Auburn to become the Dallas Cowboys’ new special teams coordinator.
Bisaccia was hired by Auburn less than a month ago, on January 3, as an assistant in charge of both special teams and running backs--a deal that forced Dallas to buy Bisaccia out of his contract with the Tigers before officially bringing him into the fold. Prior to agreeing on the deal with Auburn, Bisaccia spent two seasons as the special teams coach of the Chargers and nine seasons as an assistant with Tampa Bay--of these nine seasons, seven saw Bisaccia working on the same staff as new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
“Rich had an offer that he felt he could not turn down and we wish him nothing but the best,” Auburn’s head coach Gus Malzahn said, per the Dallas Morning News.
Bisaccia will replace Joe DeCamillis, who left earlier this month to take over the special teams of the Chicago Bears. In addition to Bisaccia, Dallas gave serious consideration to Bruce DeHaven and Alan Lowry, both of whom have past experience coaching the Cowboys’ special teams.
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