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Sources: Sun Belt program continues offensive staff overhaul with addition of FCS coordinator

Chad Lunsford's significant revamping of the offensive staff at Georgia Southern continues with the hire of an FCS coordinator, FootballScoop has learned.

According to sources, Georgia Southern is expecting to add Samford (FCS - AL) offensive coordinator Derrick Sherman to the staff as wide receivers coach.

Sherman has spent the past three seasons on the Samford staff, including one as offensive coordinator and running backs coach after spending his first two years working with the team's wide receivers.

This will mark a return to GSU for Sherman, who previously spent the 2014 season on staff as a graduate assistant.

Prior to joining the Samford staff, Sherman spent two seasons as an offensive analyst at Tulane and one year at Pittsburg State (D-II - KS), where he coached the receivers. Other coaching stops include Southwest Baptist (D-II - MO) and West Virginia State (D-II).

Lunsford made a change at offensive coordinator three games before the end of their season, letting go Bob DeBesse and promoting tight ends coach Doug Ruse to the offensive play calling position - first on an interim basis before naming him to the permanent post following an effective three game stretch including a 38-3 dismantling of Louisiana Tech in their bowl game. Ruse previously served as the program's offensive coordinator in 2014-15.

Last week, local reports shared that offensive line coach Ron Hudson and wide receivers coach Dimitri Donald would not return. With Ruse leaving his role with the tight ends for quarterbacks and play calling responsibilities, the tight ends job remains open.

Lunsford still has a few hires to make to complete the new-look offensive staff.

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