Stump Mitchell returning to the NFL
|Written by Chris Vannini|
Posted by: Chris Vannini on February 3, 2013
Stump Mitchell is returning to the NFL.
CoachingSearch.com has learned that the former head coach at Southern University (LA) will be joining Bruce Arians' staff with the Arizona Cardinals as the running backs coach.
Mitchell led Southern to 2-9 and 4-7 records in his first two seasons. After starting off 0-2 this season, Mitchell was reassigned to another position in the university.
Before taking over Southern, Mitchell was the running backs / assistant head coach of the Washington Redskins from 2008-09. He was the running backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks from 1999-2007.
In Seattle, Shaun Alexander broke the franchise record for single-season rushing yards and was named the NFL MVP in 2005. The Seahawks reached the Super Bowl in that season.
Mitchell played his college ball at The Citadel and spent nine seasons as a running back with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals from 1981-89.
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