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Cory Hall Hired As Defensive Backs Coach At Central Michigan

The former Oregon State interim head coach is headed to the MAC.

NCAA Football: Oregon State at Oregon Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

The man who took the reigns in the wake of the Gary Andersen departure at Oregon State has found a new home.

The Central Michigan University football program announced Sunday morning that Cory Hall had been hired as their new secondary coach and defensive pass game coordinator.

Hall had this to say in CMU’s press release about joining his new team:

“The players and Bono attracted me to Central Michigan,” Hall said. “The opportunity to continue to develop a talented young group was an important piece in making my decision. My goal is to contribute as a member of this staff and to develop young student-athletes.”

CMU finished last year 6-2 in the MAC West and 8-5 overall after ending the year with a loss to Wyoming in the Idaho Potato Bowl. The Chippewas had the best pass defense in their league last year with 19 interceptions and they allowed opposing defenses to complete 54.7% of passes. That was under the direction of then DBs coach/defensive passing game coordinator Archie Collins, who was recently hired as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

This is the third school where Hall will have served as a defensive backs coach. Hall coached defensive backs at Weber State prior to joining Oregon State as well.

Have to say, I have no idea if Hall would have been the right long-term fit for OSU as a head coach. But after seeing the energy and enthusiasm he brought in that role, I’m a little bummed to see him somewhere else now. Pretty sure Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish” was playing in my head as I read that press release.

Anyway, Hall’s got a solid talent pool in front of him and I’m sure he’ll do great. Fare thee well.