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Lynch finalizes staff.

Bill Lynch finish rearranging the coaching staff for the 2007 season:


Running backs coach and special teams co-coordinator Gerald Brown has been promoted to assistant head coach, while passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Canada will take over as offensive coordinator. Kyle Conner, who served as the team's offensive quality control coach in 2006, will round out the staff and serve as tight ends coach.


This rearrangement is a reminder that whatever we might think of Lynch's resume or potential as IU's coach in the long term, it's probably not fair to judge Lynch for the losses to Connecticut and Southern Illinois during his brief interim tenure last season. A college football team is a fairly complex operation, and it can't be easy to switch coaches' job duties on a few days' notice as IU had to do last season.