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New Titans coach Brian Callahan brings former Bengals colleague with him to Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has hired three new coaches with first-time head coach Brian Callahan bringing former Cincinnati colleague Colt Anderson with him as the Titans' new special teams coordinator.

The Titans also announced Tuesday the hiring of Scott Fuchs as assistant offensive line coach and Steve Donatell as defensive assistant.

Anderson worked with Callahan in Cincinnati the past four seasons where he was assistant special teams coach. The Bengals ranked 10th in averaging 10.2 yards per punt return in 2023, eighth in punt return average allowed and second in holding opponents to 17 yards on kickoff returns.

He played nine NFL seasons starting in 2009 with Minnesota, Philadelphia, Indianapolis and Buffalo. He played 84 games after being a rookie free agent. Anderson started college at Montana as a walk-on.

Fuchs will be making his NFL debut after 29 of 30 seasons coaching offensive lines in college.

He spent the past three seasons at Kansas and also coached at Buffalo, Wyoming and his alma mater North Dakota State, winning three national titles in his tenure. Other stops include Southern Illinois, Grand Valley State, Nebraska-Omaha, Minnesota-Crookston, Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Valley City State.

Donatell had the same job with Miami, which finished 2023 with a takeaway in 12 straight games. He started coaching in the NFL in 2022 as a defensive quality control coach under his father, Ed who was then Minnesota's defensive coordinator.

He started coaching at Chattanooga in 2018, then spent three seasons as a defensive quality control analyst with Stanford.

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