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WSU adds an offensive quality control assistant

Joel Filani will come to Washington State as the new offensive quality control assistant, according to coach-tracking website

The contributions of quality control assistants are not very visible since they are not among the nine on-field coaches allowed to instruct players during practices and games.

They do serve important roles, however, especially so at WSU. Special teams coordinator Eric Mele began his WSU career as an offensive quality control assistant while outside receivers coach Graham Harrell came to WSU last spring as an offensive analyst.

Filani had a productive college career as a receiver for Mike Leach at Texas Tech from 2002-06, earning First-Team All-Big-12 honors his junior and senior seasons. He was later drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Most recently Filani coached at Boise State as a graduate assistant. Here is the original report from Football Scoop.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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