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Possible Dimitroff OL Coach candidate from New England


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How about this guy? Maybe we are waiting until SB is over. He coached here with Dan Reeves as OC and OL coach.

Pete Mangurian Tight Ends

Year: 16 Yrs/Pat: 3

Acquired: 2005

School: Louisiana

Born: Jun 17, 1955 Los Angeles Calif.

Coaching

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Pete Mangurian was named the tight ends coach on Head Coach Bill Belichick's staff on March 7, 2005. He is entering his 16th year in the NFL and his 28th year as a coach, including a successful three-year stint as the head coach at Cornell University and a tenure as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons in 2003.

Last season, Mangurian's group contributed consistent offense as the Patriots introduced several new receivers into their offensive attack. Benjamin Watson had a career year, finishing second on the team with a career-high 49 receptions for 643 yards while rookie David Thomas emerged late in the year as a threat in the passing offense, making his first start at Jacksonville (12/24) and catching five balls for 83 yards and his first career touchdown.

In 2005, his first season tutoring the Patriots tight ends, Mangurian's group scored 12 touchdowns (the most by Patriots tight ends in 21 years) while averaging 13.2 yards per catch (the highest by Patriots tight ends in 18 years). The 12 touchdowns included three scoring grabs from linebacker Mike Vrabel, who occasionally lined up as a tight end in goal-line situations. The last time the Patriots' tight ends had seen the end zone that often was in 1984, when New England's tight ends and H-Backs also notched 12 scores. Additionally, Patriots tight ends recorded 56 receptions for 737 yards, with the average of 13.2 yards per catch, representing the highest yards-per-catch figure by a group of New England tight ends since 1988. That season Russ Francis and Lin Dawson led a unit that averaged 13.3 yards per catch.

The 2005 campaign featured a tight ends unit that was one of the NFL's most consistent big-play threats at the position. Tight ends Daniel Graham and Benjamin Watson combined to produce eight regular-season receptions of 25 yards or longer, a mark that led the AFC and ranked second in the NFL (Atlanta, 9). Additionally, the duo produced six receptions of 30 yards or longer and 14 receptions of 20 yards or longer. In addition to those regular-season marks, Watson grabbed a 63-yard touchdown pass in the first round of the playoffs that stands as the longest touchdown reception in Patriots postseason history.

Prior to joining the Patriots, Mangurian was a member of Dan Reeves' staff with the Atlanta Falcons for three seasons from 2001-03, a period during which the Falcons notably excelled in rushing and pass protection. As Atlanta's offensive coordinator in 2003, Mangurian oversaw an offensive unit that averaged 4.48 yards per carry and allowed just 35 sacks, the fewest for the Falcons since 1991. His promotion to offensive coordinator came following a 2002 season during which he served as Atlanta's offensive line coach and contributed to a season in which the Falcons set team records for yards-per-carry (4.53), rushing touchdowns (23) and most 30-point games (8).

Mangurian returned to the NFL in 2001 after spending three seasons as the head coach at Cornell. In his final two seasons (1999-2000), Cornell won a total of 10 Ivy League games under Mangurian, more than any other team in the league. His 10-4 league record over that span ties the best two-year Ivy League record in school history. Mangurian recorded an overall record of 16-14 (.533) before returning to the NFL for the 2001 season.

The California native began his NFL coaching career in 1988, when Reeves hired him as the tight ends/H-backs coach for the Denver Broncos. He went on to become the team's offensive line coach in 1991. Mangurian spent a total of five seasons with the Broncos and was on the staff of the 1989 AFC Championship team that appeared in Super Bowl XXIV. In 1993, he joined the New York Giants and spent four seasons mentoring the offensive line, helping to pave the way for Rodney Hampton to record three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Overall, he spent 13 seasons as an assistant to Reeves with Denver, New York and Atlanta.

Prior to entering the NFL ranks, Mangurian spent nine seasons as an assistant coach at the collegiate level. He began his coaching career in 1979, accepting a position as the assistant offensive line coach at Southern Methodist University. From there, he spent one season as the offensive line coach at New Mexico State (1981), then spent two seasons working with the offensive line at Stanford. In 1984, he began a four-season stint as the offensive line coach at his alma mater, Louisiana State, helping the Tigers earn four consecutive bowl bids and set school records for total offense on three separate occasions.

Playing

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Mangurian was a defensive tackle at Louisiana State.

Personal

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Peter K. Mangurian was born on June 17, 1955 in Los Angeles, Calif. Pete and his wife, Amy, have two daughters, Lauren and Katie, and a son, Will.

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