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Northern Iowa has hired four former NFL players as assistants

bryce paupNorthern Iowas has several NFL prospects this year and now they have several former NFL players as assistants.  Both RB David Johnson and DT Xavier Williams will be able to learn from some pretty amazing coaches including Bryce Paup who was a stud linebacker for the Buffalo Bills defense in 1995. 

The UNI staff also includes a former NFL offensive line coach Frank Verducci — who has worked as an assistant with the Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams — is the former NFL assistant. Paup — a UNI alum who also played for Green Bay, Jacksonville and Minnesota — is joined as an assistant by former NFL defensive backs Daniel Bullocks (Detroit Lions) and Brandon Lynch (Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans); Lynch has a Super Bowl ring from his time in Indianapolis. That means almost half of UNI’s assistants (four of nine) have an NFL background.

This is an amazing supporting cast for an already amazing program.  I expect UNI to shock a lot of teams this year.  They are deep all around. 

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