Gilmore moves to his 3rd Big 12 school

Updated: January 21, 2005, 2:46 AM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Colorado receivers coach Ted Gilmore has been hired to coach the same position at Nebraska, Cornhuskers coach Bill Callahan announced Thursday night.

Gilmore, 37, was on the Buffaloes' coaching staff the past two seasons. He previously coached at another Big 12 school, Kansas.

"He is a specialist in his area of expertise and is a perfect fit for our football program," Callahan said. "Ted is a class act in every sense, and I know our players and fans will love him."

Gilmore replaces Turner Gill, who resigned Dec. 3.

Last season five of Gilmore's receivers caught 20 or more passes in Colorado's West Coast Offense.

Before coaching at Colorado, Gilmore was receivers coach for two years at Purdue, where he worked on the same staff as Nebraska assistant Scott Downing.

"Scott Downing is one of my mentors in the business. He recruited me to the University of Wyoming and the chance to work with Scott means the world to me," Gilmore said.

Gilmore coached the top receiving tandem in the Big Ten in 2002, when Taylor Stubblefield and John Standeford combined for 152 receptions and 2,096 yards.

Gilmore also has had assistant coaching stints at Houston (2000), Kansas (1999) and his alma mater of Wyoming (1997-98). He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant on Joe Tiller's Wyoming staff from 1994 to 1996.

Gilmore played his final two college seasons at Wyoming, lettering as a receiver in 1988 and 1989, after transferring from Butler County (Kan.) Community College.

He earned second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors as a senior.

"Coach Callahan is very well-respected in this business and after sitting down and meeting with him, I knew I would become a better coach by working on his staff," Gilmore said.

Gilmore will have a two-year contract that will pay him an annual salary of $130,000.

Also Thursday, Nebraska Athletic Director Steve Pederson announced that the contracts of the other eight Nebraska assistant football coaches will be extended one year through Jan. 31, 2007.

The assistants originally signed two-year contracts upon their hiring a year ago.


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