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Report: Rams Hire John Lilly As Tight Ends Coach

The Rams have taken the former Georgia TE Coach to take over the same position at the NFL level.

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Per Benjamin Allbright of Denver's 1340AM, the Los Angeles Rams have hired former Georgia TE Coach John Lilly to take a similar position with the Rams:

Allbright has shown he's got a well-placed source somewhere in the upper echelons of the franchise. There's no reason not to take his reporting as legitimate.

Prior to his eight-year run as TE Coach at UGA, Lilly was promoted to TE Coach from a recruiting coordinator position during a decade-long stint at Florida State.

Of course, the Rams' tight ends coach last year, Rob Boras, was promoted to offensive coordinator following the firing of Frank Cignetti, Jr., after Week 13. Oddly enough, Cignetti was promoted to the OC slot vacated by Brian Schottenheimer who oversaw Georgia's offense in 2015. That Brian Schottenheimer offense was a large reason why longtime Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt was fired in late November.

It's been an offseason of serious turnover among the coaching staff for the Rams who let go of five various coaches earlier this calendar year prior to hiring former Bears WR and RB Coaches Mike Groh and Skip Peete, respectively.

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Sounds like ESPN's Adam Caplan actually had the story first.