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Wed. March 10, 2010 | Joey Knight | Email

As if the splash he made by luring ex-Armwood offensive coordinator Chris Taylor to his Jesuit staff weren't enough, James Harrell now has performed a figurative cannonball. The Tigers' new coach said today Vinny Testaverde likely will join his staff as well.

"Vinny's going to help out in some capacity with our quarterbacks," Harrell said.

The 1986 Heisman Trophy winner who set longevity records in a 21-season NFL career, Testaverde will be joined by his son, Vincent Jr., a promising receiver who has been accepted to the school, Harrell said.

The first overall pick -- by the Bucs -- of the 1987 NFL Draft, Testaverde appeared in two Pro Bowls and two AFC Championship games, and threw for more than 46,000 yards in his pro career.

"I definitely will be bouncing stuff off him in regard to quarterbacks," Harrell said. "I don't think there's anyone in town who has more experience on the playing field for sure, and his background speaks for itself. ... I know he has a commitment to excellence."

Photo: Testaverde with son, Vinny Jr., in 2007.

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