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    St. Louis Rams to hire Croom, 2 others

    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    Although there has been no official announcement or confirmation, the Rams are set to hire former Mississippi State head coach Sylvester Croom to their staff, according to league sources. It is believed that Croom, 54, would coach running backs in St. Louis.

    Prior to his five-year tenure as head coach at Mississippi State, Croom spent 17 seasons coaching in the NFL. Thirteen of those 17 seasons were as running backs coach with Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, San Diego, and Green Bay. The other four seasons were spent as offensive coordinator for Bobby Ross and the Detroit Lions, from 1997-2000.

    Croom was the first African-American head football coach in the Southeastern Conference, but resigned at the end of Mississippi State’s 2008 season.

    The Rams also are hiring Rock Gullickson as strength and conditioning coach, and Matt House to an undetermined position, according to league sources. Gullickson, 53, was strength coach for Green Bay the past three seasons and had the same position with the New Orleans Saints from 2000-05. House, 30, was a special teams assistant as well as assistant strength and conditioning coach for Carolina last season _ his first year in the NFL.


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    Re: St. Louis Rams to hire Croom, 2 others

    is it just secondary coach left to fill now?

    im losing track of who we have and havent hired...

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    Re: St. Louis Rams to hire Croom, 2 others

    Interesting signing. I'll definitely take him to coach our running backs.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams to hire Croom, 2 others

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    Interesting signing. I'll definitely take him to coach our running backs.
    Agreed, as a running backs coach he will be an asset!

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    I concur. I like the Croom hiring as RB's coach.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams to hire Croom, 2 others

    I'm more interested in the strength and conditioning coach. I should hope that after dealing with the frozen tundra and how that cold affects bodies, that Gullickson should be well versed in how to help prevent injuries.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams to hire Croom, 2 others

    Where going to have the best Coaching staff in Football. Because most first coaches come in and are afraid to touch things....but Spags is pretty busy. I can't wait to see the player signings! thats going to be Interesting.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams to hire Croom, 2 others

    This is a pretty good signing. Gullickson trained the guys who play in freezing temperatures. I think he can do well with our group seeming they play in a dome environment.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams to hire Croom, 2 others

    I can't wait to see how this all turns out. Spags and BD have been very busy.

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