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Aranda adds two more assistants to BU football staff

Former Troy offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ryan Pugh (left) and former Clemson...
Former Troy offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ryan Pugh (left) and former Clemson assistant Chansi Stuckey are joining Dave Aranda’s staff.(Troy/Clemson athletics photos via Baylor University)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 11:42 AM CST
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Former Troy offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ryan Pugh and former Clemson assistant Chansi Stuckey are joining Dave Aranda’s staff, Baylor announced Tuesday.

Pugh will coach the offensive line and Stuckey will serve as wide receivers coach under the team’s new offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes, whose hiring was announced Monday.

Grimes, who most recently was Brigham Young’s offensive coordinator, replaced Larry Fedora who left Baylor two weeks ago after one season with the Bears.

Pugh, an Alabama native and 2012 cum laude graduate of Auburn, worked with Grimes at BU in 2018 and as a graduate assistant at Auburn, Virginia Tech and LSU.

He and his wife and two daughters.

“Ryan is an up-and-coming coach,” Aranda said. “He’s a family man and he is a leader. Ryan has great football intelligence and great communication skills. More than that, I am impressed with the quality of person that he is. I also have a great appreciation for the way that he has been able to inspire his players, and build strong, cohesive and aggressive offensive lines. We are excited for Ryan to join us.”

Stuckey, a Clemson graduate, spent two seasons on the Clemson staff as a graduate assistant and most recently in an offensive player development role and helped the Tigers win the 2020 ACC Championship

He played quarterback and wide receiver at Clemson from 2003 to 2006, and then spent five seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals after he was picked in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

He and his wife have a son.

“I’m thrilled to add Chansi and his tremendous energy to our staff,” Aranda said.

“I am fired up to see the environment that he is going to create with our wide receivers. I look forward to all the possibilities of what he can bring to our program with his communication skills, his heart and his boundless energy. Having played the position in the NFL and having experience with the receivers at Clemson, he is going to be a truly great addition to our program.”

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