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The Patriots promoted from within to fill their vacancy at tight ends coach, announcing Monday that Nick Caley will take the job formerly held by Brian Daboll, who left after four seasons to become offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama.

Caley has been an offensive coaching assistant for the Patriots the past two seasons, after spending 10 years coaching at several colleges, including Auburn, Iowa State, and Arkansas.

Caley, a 2006 graduate of Division 3 John Carroll University (Ohio), began his coaching career at his alma mater, and is yet another member of the Patriots’ coaching staff to come from that school.

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Also hailing from John Carroll are offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, director of player personnel Nick Caserio, assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski, director of pro personnel Dave Ziegler, pro scout Frank Ross, and scouting assistant D.J. Debick.


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