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Falcons reward Musgrave with new title

The Atlanta Falcons have a new assistant head coach. Quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave has been given that title, the team said Tuesday morning. Musgrave also will continue to coach quarterbacks.

Musgrave joined the Falcons as quarterbacks coach in 2006 and has been instrumental in the development of Matt Ryan. Musgrave also was a hot name for several coordinator positions on the college and NFL level this offseason, but elected to stay with the Falcons.

The new title is a reward for Musgrave’s loyalty. Veteran secondary coach Emmitt Thomas had been the assistant head coach, but the Falcons chose not to renew Thomas’ contract after last season.