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Falcons hire Georgia high school coaching legend to help with line

Falcons hire Georgia high school coaching legend to help with line
Published On: Tue, Feb 14
January 24, 2014; Kapolei, HI, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) snaps the ball at the line of scrimmage during the 2014 Pro Bowl practice at Kapolei High School. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons have had plenty of coaching turnover since their Super Bowl loss, and are apparently dipping into the high school ranks to fill one vacancy.

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons are hiring Jess Simpson (not that one) to become their assistant defensive line coach.

Simpson had just taken a job at Georgia State in December, but spent more than 20 years coaching at Georgia powerhouse Buford High School. He apparently got to know Falcons coach Dan Quinn then, when Quinn recruited two of his players to Florida.

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