The Cincinnati Bengals announced today that assistant coach Hue Jackson is taking on several new roles with the team for next season. He will now become the running backs coach, which was formerly held by Jim Anderson, who retired last week after 29 years with the club. Jackson will also hold the title of “Special Assistant to the Head Coach”.
Marvin Lewis said this about Jackson’s new role:
This is all about us getting better as an offensive team. It was a tremendous development for our staff that we were able to get Hue last year, and now I’m excited to expand his role. People in football know what kind of offensive mind Hue brings to a staff, so he’s going to be great with our running backs. And I’m going to take better advantage of his expertise in all aspects of football and coaching, which is very wide. He will help me be more effective in a number of ways.