Dave Doeren brought another member of his old NIU staff to Raleigh on Thursday. Richard McNutt spent the last two seasons with Doeren at NIU.
"Richard is one of the most aggressive and talented recruiters I’ve been with," said Doeren. "He is also a great technician at the corner position. He played it at Ohio State and worked with Mel Tucker, one of the best DB coaches in the NFL. He has great knowledge and is very detailed with how he applies that to his players. He holds them to the highest standard on the field.
Youth on the staff continues to be a theme. McNutt was actually on the Ohio State team that won the national title in 2002, and he began coaching the following season. Since then he's been at Washington & Jefferson College, Kent State, and also had a stint with the Cleveland Browns.
The lack of experience of some of Doeren's hires is a bit concerning, but this group should bring more energy to practices and recruiting, and they should be much better at relating to players.