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Aaron Moorehead has worked the past three seasons at Stanford, where his title is offensive assistant. The Cardinal is his first full-time coaching position and comes after one year as a graduate assistant at New Mexico.
A 2003 University of Illinois graduate and former Illini receiver, Moorehead played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2003-07. He started two games in five years, caught 31 passes and appeared as a reserve in the Colts’ Super Bowl victory over the
Moorehead’s father, Emery, played in the
Moorehead was on Tech's campus Monday along with Scot Loeffler and Jeff Grimes, candidates to become the Hokies' offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, respectively. He likely comes recommended by Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, whom Tech targeted during the early stages of its search.
Kyle Bailey of Fox Sports Radio in Blacksburg first tweeted Moorehead as a candidate Monday.
If Tech coach
Two years ago, Beamer moved veteran assistants Jim Cavanaugh and Billy Hite into administrative roles and replaced them with Shane Beamer and former Hokies All-American
Loeffler is 38, Grimes 44, Moorehead 32. The coaches expected to depart Beamer's staff — Mike O'Cain, Curt Newsome and Kevin Sherman — are 58, 54, and 44, respectively. O'Cain hopes to land the Charleston Southern head-coaching position; Newsome could well return to James Madison, where he worked before going to Tech, and Sherman appears headed to Purdue.
Once any hirings become official, it will be interesting to ask Frank Beamer, 66, about appointing younger assistants and the affect he believes it may have, especially on recruiting.
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