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Mick McCall hired as the Iowa State running backs coach

The longtime former Northwestern offensive coordinator will join Matt Campbell in Ames for the 2020 season.

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After holding the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach roles at Northwestern for 12 years, news broke Tuesday morning that Mick McCall is headed to Iowa State to serve as the new running backs coach under Matt Campbell and co.

McCall has not specifically coached running backs since his five-year tenure at the helm of the position between 1983 and 1987 at Idaho, but the Colorado State Pueblo graduate has more than 40 years of offensive coaching experience under his belt.

The former Northwestern offensive coordinator, who was replaced in both of his roles in Evanston by former Boston College OC Mike Bajakian, was reportedly hired as part of a coaching shift after Iowa State tight ends coach Alex Golesh became the offensive coordinator at UCF.

McCall and Campbell worked together for three years at Bowling Green, where the former was the offensive coordinator and the latter a graduate assistant and then offensive line coach. The Cyclones are coming off of three consecutive bowl appearances and a 7-6 record in 2019.