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Marc Lubbick among coaches rounding out Colorado St. staff

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Marc Lubick, who coached wide
receivers at Colorado State for the last three seasons, will serve
as tight ends coach in Steve Fairchild's staff, which was finalized
Monday.

Lubick is the son of former coach Sonny Lubick, who was forced
out after last season and replaced by Fairchild, a former Rams
quarterback who was most recently offensive coordinator for the
Buffalo Bills.

Fairchild also named Larry Kerr as assistant head coach and
defensive coordinator and Curtis Modkins as offensive coordinator
and running backs coach.

Modkins joins the Rams from Georgia Tech, where he spent the
last six years as the Yellow Jackets' running backs coach. Before
that, he served as defensive backs coach at New Mexico (1998-2001)
and a defensive backs and tight ends coach at his alma mater, TCU,
where he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1995.

Other coaches are: Scott Brown (defensive line); Tim Duffie
(cornerbacks); Larry Lewis (safeties, special teams); Pat Meyer,
(offensive line); Greg Peterson (wide receivers, recruiting
coordinator); and Daren Wilkinson (quarterbacks). Shaun Hunter and
Mark Kranske were hired as graduate assistants.

When Fairchild was lured back to Colorado State with a
five-year, $3.5 million contract, athletic director Paul Kowalczyk
gave him a $1.15 million annual payroll for his staff, an increase
of $300,000 from the budget Sonny Lubick had to work with last
year.

Lewis was Idaho State's head coach from 1999-2006. Wilkinson
returns to Fort Collins, where he started seven games for the Rams
in 1995. He was offensive coordinator and coached quarterbacks and
wide receivers at South Dakota State since 2004.

Fairchild said he doesn't know yet who will call the offensive
plays.