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The Tennessee Titans have hired five new assistant coaches with coach Mike Vrabel keeping a couple assistants.
The Titans announced the moves Tuesday.
Pat O’Hara will coach quarterbacks with Kerry Coombs overseeing the secondary. Shane Bowen will coach outside linebackers with Tyrone McKenzie in charge of inside linebackers. Rob Moore will coach wide receivers. Vrabel is keeping Craig Aukerman as special teams coach after having been an assistant for that unit. Arthur Smith also is being retained as tight ends coach.
O’Hara spent the past three seasons with the Houston Texans with Vrabel. O’Hara also played quarterback for 16 years in the NFL Authentic Kareem Martin Jersey , World League and Arena Football League. He spent 10 years coaching in the AFL and six years coaching high schools. O’Hara played at Southern California and was a 10th-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1991.
Moore spent the past three seasons coaching Oakland’s wide receivers and has 16 years of experience in the NFL as a player and coach. Moore worked with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in Oakland, and he coached Sammy Watkins in Buffalo in 2014. Moore coached wide receivers for four seasons at Syracuse and spent a year at Phoenix Junior College in Arizona after starting as a high school coach in New Jersey in 2002.
He played 12 years in the NFL with the new York Jets and Arizona Cardinals.
Coombs has coached for 35 years with the last six at Ohio State where he had been assistant coordinator for the defense and coordinated special teams. He also coached cornerbacks each year with Ohio State working with Marshon Lattimore, Gareon Conley and Eli Apple.
Bowen spent the past two seasons with Houston as a defensive assistant. He coached linebackers between 2013 and 2015 at Kennesaw State and was a defensive graduate assistant in 2012. Bowen started coaching in 2009 at his alma mater, Georgia Tech.
McKenzie was assistant special teams coach with the Rams last season. He played 19 games in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Minnesota. He coached two seasons of high school before coaching linebackers as a graduate assistant at Colorado in 2015 and was assistant defensive line, quality control coach with Stanford in 2016.
A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday:
Colorado shortstop Trevor Story gets to play a big league game near home for the first time when the Rockies open an interleague series Friday night at the Texas Rangers, in a stadium only a few miles from his hometown of Irving, Texas. The Rockies last played at Texas in 2016 Authentic Cody Latimer Jersey , which was Story’s standout rookie season. But Story, the 45th overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Irving High, suffered a season-ending left thumb injury about two weeks before that series. Another Texas native starts the opener for the Rockies in right-hander Chad Bettis (4-1), who is from Lubbock and went to Texas Tech. He got a no decision in the Rockies’ 12-9 win during that August 2016 series when he allowed five runs in five innings.
Two of the National League’s top pitchers this season will face off when the Chicago Cubs open a weekend series at the St. Louis Cardinals. Jon Lester (7-2) takes the mound for the Cubs, who are coming off two straight losses at Milwaukee, and the left-hander is fourth in the NL in ERA (2.22). Michael Wacha, meanwhile Authentic Patrick Omameh Jersey , is 8-1 and seventh in the league with a 2.47 ERA – providing a much-needed boost for a Cardinals team that’s 4-5 in its last nine games against Miami, Cincinnati and San Diego.
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Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) takes the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium, his fourth outing since becoming the 12th pitcher to start a major league game following multiple Tommy John surgeries. Eovaldi pitched for the Yankees from 2015-16, going 14-3 for them in 2015, but has never faced New York. ”I wish I would have been able to finish on a healthy note. Other than that, I really enjoyed my time there,” Eovaldi said.
Jonathan Loaisiga comes up from Double-A Trenton to make his big league debut for the Yankees Authentic Terrelle Pryor Sr. Jersey , starting in place of injured Masahiro Tanaka. The 23-year-old Loaisiga, from Nicaragua, returned to the mound last year from Tommy John surgery. ”Super excited. This is a great opportunity the Yankees are giving me,” Loaisiga said through a translator. ”It’s been a tough road for me to get here and now it’s about enjoying this moment.”
Gio Gonzalez (6-2, 2.65 ERA) had his worst start of the season in his last outing, allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants last week. The Washington Nationals left-hander will return to the mound when he makes an interleague start against the Toronto Blue Jays.