Posted on February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
In a widely anticipated move, the New York Jets officially made multiple changes to their coaching staff for the upcoming season. One of those moves was firing offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and replacing him with Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Mike Devlin.
Devlin, a member of the staff since the 2006 season, was retained by Rex Ryan when he took over Head Coaching duties in 2009. Starting out as Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Devlin added the Tight Ends to his responsibilities in 2008. With his new role as Offensive Line Coach, he will no longer be handling the Tight Ends and the Jets have brought in Steve Hagen to take over.
After earning All-Big Ten honors as a Sophomore with the Iowa Hawkeyes, Devlin continued on as a 1st Team All-Big Ten Offensive Lineman in both his Junior and Senior seasons, being named the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year during his final season with the Hawkeyes. He was drafted in the 5th Round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills and went on to play for 7 seasons with both the Bills and Arizona Cardinals. After retiring, he joined the Cardinals staff as an Offensive Quality Control Assistant for one season before being promoted to Assistant Offensive Line Coach in 2001, where he remained for three more seasons. Devlin then became the Offensive Line Coach for the Toledo Rockets for two seasons before joining the Jets staff. For the past few seasons with the Jets, Devlin has helped run drills at the NFL Combine as well.