Ex-UTEP quarterback Wes Phillips joins Baylor staff

Updated: December 21, 2005, 8:31 PM ET
Associated Press

WACO, Texas -- Wes Phillips, the grandson of former Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints coach Bum Phillips, was named Wednesday as Baylor's quarterbacks coach.

Phillips, a UTEP quarterback from 1999-2001, spent the past two seasons as an assistant at West Texas A&M. He was on the same staff with Lee Hays, who last week was named Baylor's new offensive coordinator.

"He's a young and enthusiastic coach who has a tremendous knowledge of the offensive system that we will be running," Baylor coach Guy Morriss said of Phillips.

Morriss, a former NFL lineman, also said that he will take over as the team's offensive line coach. Chris Lancaster will move from that position to running backs coach.

Phillips, whose father is San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, filled the staff vacancy created by the resignation of running backs coach Gerald Carr.

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