Report: Ravens add staff

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BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Baltimore Ravens reportedly will name Jim Fassel as their new offensive coordinator while adding Rick Neuheisel as quarterbacks coach.

According to the report in Monday's Baltimore Sun, an agreement was reached with both Fassel and Neuheisel over the weekend.

Fassel, 55, served as an offensive consultant for the Ravens this past season after being fired as coach of the New York Giants after the 2003 campaign. He posted a 60-54 record in seven season with the Giants, leading them to Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001, where they were beaten by Ravens, 34-7.

In Baltimore, Fassel would replace Matt Cavanaugh, who resigned under pressure from coach Brian Billick on January 3, one day after ther Ravens concluded a 9-7 season.

Led by Pro Bowlers Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed and Chris McAlister, the Ravens have one of the NFL's top defenses. But the offense is a completely different story and was a major reason why the Ravens missed the playoffs.

Baltimore was ahead of only Chicago in yards per game, averaging 269.5. The Ravens scored just 317 points, getting nine touchdowns from their defense and special teams.

Neuheisel, 43, has been out of football since June 2003 after being fired as coach at the University of Washington for participating in a high-priced basketball pool. He ultimately was cleared of any wrongdoing by the NCAA, and has a lawsuit pending against the school.

In eight seasons as coach at Washington and Colorado, Neuheisel had compiled a 66-30 record.

With the Ravens, Neuheisel will look to help in the development of quarterback Kyle Boller, a 2003 first-round pick who has struggled. Neuheisel has worked with quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Kordell Stewart on the collegiate level.


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