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    Rams Name Milus Head Secondary Coach

    The St. Louis Rams have named Ron Milus secondary coach, the team announced today. Milus has spent the last two seasons as assistant secondary coach for the Rams.

    In 2007, Milus helped S Oshiomogho Atogwe and CB Fakhir Brown to career-years. Atogwe’s career-high eight interceptions led the NFC and were second in the NFL. Brown intercepted four passes and had 16 passes defensed, both personal bests. In 2006, the Rams ranked eighth in the NFL in pass defense.

    “Ron has been secondary coach of the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals and has been an assistant secondary coach with the Rams and with Denver,” said Rams’ head coach Scott Linehan. “He brings a combination of experience in the NFL and continuity of background, having served the last two years on the Rams’ coaching staff. It makes for a natural fit for Ron and for the Rams.”

    Before joining the Rams, Milus spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons as secondary coach for the New York Giants. In Milus’ first season with the Giants, the club ranked eighth in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 189.4 passing yards per game. Milus coached defensive backs with the Arizona Cardinals in 2003.

    Milus made his NFL debut with the Denver Broncos, coaching defensive backs from 2000-01 and nickel backs in 2002. Under Milus, Deltha O’Neal earned a Pro Bowl berth after making nine interceptions in 2001.

    Milus came to the Broncos after one season as defensive backs coach at Texas A&M in 1999. That followed an eight-year stint at the University of Washington, his alma mater, from 1991-98. Milus joined the Washington staff as a graduate assistant in 1991 and was part of the school’s National Championship team that season. Milus’ first coaching stint was at his alma mater, Lincoln High in Tacoma, Wash.

    Milus, a Tacoma native, was a standout cornerback and return specialist at the University of Washington from 1982-85.

    Milus’ hiring is the latest coaching move for the Rams who have also named Al Saunders as offensive coordinator, Steve Loney as offensive line coach and Art Valero as assistant head coach/running backs coach.


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    Re: Rams Name Milus Head Secondary Coach

    Milus to Lead Secondary
    Saturday, February 9, 2008
    By Nick Wagoner
    Senior Writer



    The Rams took another step toward finalizing their coaching staff Saturday afternoon, officially naming Ron Milus as the team’s secondary coach.


    Milus, of course, is filling the position vacated by the recently dismissed Willy Robinson, who took the defensive coordinator job at the University of Arkansas.

    Linehan originally brought Milus on as an assistant when he was hired before the 2006 season. In that time, Milus has become a favorite of the players in the defensive backfield and has been instrumental in the development of free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe.

    “He brings a combination of experience in the NFL and continuity of background, having served the last two years on the Rams coaching staff,” Linehan said. “It makes for a natural fit for Ron and for the Rams.”

    Milus has previous experience as the main secondary coach, working in that capacity for two seasons with the New York Giants before coming to St. Louis. Before that, he also led the secondary for Arizona for a year in 2003 and Denver in 2000 and 2001.

    The Rams have no immediate plans to hire someone to fill Milus’ role as assistant secondary coach though it is believed that any hire made to fill that position would likely come from within.

    The coaching staff appears relatively set with the promotion of Milus though it appears one more move could be in the offing.

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    Re: Rams Name Milus Head Secondary Coach

    I hope he helps out more players into becoming those that the NFL fear. Atogwe was amazing last year. I cant wait to see what else is up this guy's sleeve.

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    Re: Rams Name Milus Head Secondary Coach

    Sounds like a solid resume. I think it's a good move and it seems like the players liked playing for him.

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    Re: Rams Name Milus Head Secondary Coach

    When a unit performs well, I always like the concept of internal promotion. You get a coach that's already been hands on with the players, and knows how to best utilise their talent or cover their deficiencies.


    I think this could be a very good hire.

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    Re: Rams Name Milus Head Secondary Coach

    Is this guy another in a long list of FOSL's?

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