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Friday, February 7, 2014
Wade Harman named assistant O-line coach

By Vaughn McClure

The Atlanta Falcons continued their restructuring by announcing the addition of Wade Harman as the assistant offensive line coach.

Harman will work alongside new offensive line coach Mike Tice, who returned to the NFL following a year off.

Harman spent the past 15 seasons as a member of the Baltimore Ravens' coaching staff, including the past six as the club’s tight ends coach. He served as the Ravens tight ends coach and assistant offensive line coach from 1999-07 after spending two seasons as a coaching assistant with the Minnesota Vikings.

Tice, formerly the head coach in Minnesota, was the Vikings’ offensive line coach from
1997-2001.

Harman began his coaching career at Utah State in 1987 as a graduate assistant before becoming the running backs and wide receivers coach at the University of the Pacific in 1992. He spent 1996 as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Morningside College before joining the Vikings.

Harman was the longest tenured member of the Ravens coaching staff, and was the only coach to be a part of both of Baltimore’s Super Bowl winning teams (2000 and 2012).

The Falcons, who fired offensive line coaches Pat Hill and Paul Dunn after the season, seem determined to improve the unit after allowing Matt Ryan to be the league’s most pressured quarterback in 2013.