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Rams hire Mike Groh as receivers coach and passing game coordinator

Rams hire Michael Groh as passing game coordinator and receivers coach

Rams receiver Tavon Austin makes a catch against the Lions during a game on Dec. 13.

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The Rams are going through a major transition in their move from St. Louis to Los Angeles, and the coaching staff is among the many moving parts.

On Monday, the team announced that Coach Jeff Fisher had hired Mike Groh as receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Groh, 44, was the Chicago Bears’ receivers coach the last three seasons.

“He’s a talented, young coach that has proven himself on the college level as well as in the NFL,” Fisher said in a statement on the Rams’ website. “We’re looking forward to what he will bring to our offense.”

The Rams have yet to name a permanent offensive coordinator. Fisher fired Frank Cignetti with four games remaining in the season, and tight ends coach Rob Boras took over on an interim basis as the Rams finished 3-1. But they still finished last in the NFL in total offense and passing offense, and 29th out of 32 in scoring.

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After the season, the Rams did not renew the contracts of five assistants, including offensive assistant Jeff Garcia, receivers coach Ray Sherman and running backs coach Ben Sirmans.

Groh coached previously at Alabama, Louisville and Virginia, where he played quarterback. Groh is the son of former New York Jets coach Al Groh.


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