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Johnson named assistant offensive line coach

Buffalo's coaching staff had another addition Wednesday as head coach Chan Gailey announced the hiring of Bobby Johnson as assistant offensive line coach.

Johnson will be working with Bills offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris.

A nine-year coaching veteran, Johnson just completed his fifth season as offensive line coach for the Indiana Hoosiers. Under his tutelage, Indiana's offensive line has put up some of the best offensive numbers in school history. The Hoosiers offensive line broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark in back-to-back seasons (2007-08) as Johnson kept his unit productive despite a lot of line shuffling due to a rash of injuries in 2008.

In 2009 the Hoosiers offensive line allowed just 16 sacks, good for second in the Big Ten as the unit was led by highly touted NFL prospect Rodger Saffold (6'5" 318), who started 41 games in his time at Indiana.

A former offensive tackle himself at Miami University (OH), Johnson began his coaching career at the University of Akron serving as defensive line coach before returning to his alma mater as tight ends coach (1999-2003).

The 2010 season will be Johnson's first at the NFL level.

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