Stanford hires receivers coach

Stanford has hired Pep Hamilton as its receivers coach.

Hamilton was the Chicago Bears' quarterbacks coach the previous three seasons. He was an assistant with the New York Jets (2003-06) and San Francisco 49ers (2006) before his stint with the Bears.

“Pep Hamilton is an outstanding fit for our staff, both in our personality and in what we stand for,” Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh said in a statement. “I value his experience at the highest level, and I am excited for his experience in the passing game of this offense. This will be a very smooth transition; Pep speaks our nomenclature.

“I am enthused for our players to learn from Coach Hamilton in their technique, fundamentals and the West Coast offense. Their growth will come not only at their position, but also in understanding how the entire offense fits together. I feel that we have added in Pep another coordinator-level coach to the Stanford program and offense.”

This will be Hamilton's first college job since 2001, when he was offensive coordinator for his alma mater, Howard University, where he played quarterback and earned a business degree in 1997.

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