Stephen F. Austin fills out staff with internal promotions

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Stephen F. Austin, an FCS program in Nacogdoches, Texas, has promoted Tim Bleil to running backs coach and recruiting coordinator and Nik Nelson to outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator, sources told FootballScoop on Wednesday.

Both already worked with the program as defensive assistants.

The promotions will complete head coach Colby Carthel's on-field staff heading into his third year with the program.

The Lumberjacks were among the handful of FCS programs that competed exclusively in the spring. They went 6-4, doubling their 2019 win total in Carthel's second season. SFA moves to the WAC this fall; they'll open with FCS newcomer Tarleton on Sept. 4, then trip to Texas Tech on Sept. 11. The 'Jacks face rival and defending national champion Sam Houston in the Battle of the Piney Woods in Houston on Oct. 2.

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