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Rams add nine to coaching staff

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 6, 2006) -- The St. Louis Rams added nine coaches to their staff, including Idaho coach Nick Holt.

The 43-year-old Holt, who worked with new Rams coach Scott Linehan at Idaho, will be the defensive line coach. Holt was 5-18 in two seasons as head coach of the Vandals.

It's Holt's first NFL job after 15 seasons as a college coach at Southern California, Louisville and Idaho.

Following Linehan from Miami is Judd Garrett as tight ends coach.

Former New Orleans Saints coach and new Rams defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will be joined by two coaches from the Saints. Rick Venturi, a longtime NFL veteran, was named the Rams' assistant head coach and linebackers coach. Willy Robinson will join the Rams as secondary coach after one season in New Orleans.

Ron Milus, a former assistant with the New York Giants, will be the assistant secondary coach and Paul Boudreau will coach the offensive line.

Coaching running backs will be Wayne Moses, Doug Nussmeier will coach quarterbacks and Randy Hanson will be the offensive quality control coach.

Bob Ligashesky was retained as special teams coach.

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