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Sanford Announces Additional Coaching Staff Changes

Oct 12, 2022

BOULDER — University of Colorado interim head coach Mike Sanford announced Wednesday several title changes on the football coaching staff.  

Two staff members in quality control, Chris Reinert and Jeff Smart, have been elevated to assistant coaches.  Reinert will be the Special Teams Coordinator and Smart will work together with Mark Smith and both will coach the linebackers (both the inside and outside positions).  Additionally, offensive line coach Kyle DeVan will add run game coordinator to his coaching duties. 

"Jeff Smart is one of the great Buff linebackers but also just a tremendous mind for the game of football," Sanford said.  "The elevation of him along with Mark Smith, those guys will work together coaching the linebackers.  We have also elevated Chris Reinert from his quality control role to being the special team's coordinator.  Kyle DeVan has done a great job working with the offensive line and it makes sense for him to be the Run Game Coordinator with Clay Patterson's move to offensive coordinator."   

Sanford will continue to work with the quarterbacks and graduate assistant coach Nate Dodson, who was previously helping him with the quarterbacks, will have a heightened role there. 

Previously, Sanford announced that Clay Patterson will serve as the offensive coordinator and Gerald Chatman as the defensive coordinator.  

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