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Jeff Mullen hired at Charlotte

Former embattled West Virginia offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen has landed a gig, as the offensive coordinator for Charlotte's startup program.

Mullen spent three years as Bill Stewart's playcaller with the Mountaineers and drew heavy criticism from fans. Mullen's offense averaged 24.5 points in 2008, 26.2 in 2009 and 25.2 in 2010, never finishing higher than fifth in the Big East in scoring. He was let go following the 2010 season as Dana Holgorsen took over as offensive coordinator/head coach in waiting.

Mullen will be reunited at Charlotte with new 49ers head coach Brad Lambert. The two coached together at Wake Forest under Jim Grobe before Mullen went to West Virginia, and they are longtime friends.