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Report: Dugans to re-join Richt at Miami



USF receivers coach Ron Dugans reportedly is leaving Tampa after two seasons to join Mark Richt's staff at Miami.

Sports Illustrated was the first to report Friday that Dugans, an FSU wideout in the late 1990s when Richt served as Seminoles offensive coordinator, will join the Hurricanes staff.

He'll replace former UM receiver Kevin Beard, informed Friday morning by Richt that he wouldn't be retained.

A Bengals third-round draft pick in 2000, Dugans had five catches for 99 yards and two TDs in the 2000 BCS national title game, a Sugar Bowl triumph against Virginia Tech. He finished his college career with 105 catches, all under the eye of Richt.

Two Bulls receivers -- Andre Davis and Rodney Adams -- recently have flourished on Dugans' watch. Davis, who finished with 13 school receiving records, set a Bulls season record with seven TD catches in 2014 despite missing four games due to injury. Adams broke that record with a breakthrough season (45 catches, 822 yards, nine TDs) this past fall.

[Last modified: Friday, January 8, 2016 9:26pm]


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