Marion Hobby -- spent the last two years as defensive line coach of the New Orleans Saints.
His hire has two aspects in common with Cutcliffe's earlier staff hires:
-- He was with Coach Cut at Ole Miss (seven of the nine assistants were at Ole Miss).
-- He left a secure, well-paying job to come to Duke .... I mention this because that is one sign that things are going to be different here. We've had coaches with good resumes before (for instance, Peter Vass and John Gutekunst this year), but they almost always were coaches without jobs looking for work.
This staff includes two coaches straight from the NFL (plus two more with NFL experience), two guys from Tennessee and another guy from Alabama. The only coaches who were without jobs before being hired by Cutcliffe were Jim Collins, who spent more than 20 years with Spurrier at Duke, Florida and the Redskins, and Scottie Montgomery, who was hired off Roof's staff.
I think it's a heck of a staff. For those concerned with all the Ole Miss ties, consider that this was basically the staff that went 44-29 in six seasons in Oxford and won an SEC West title. It's only the second time in 50 years that Duke has hired an intact staff -- Goldsmith brought most of his Rice staff with him in 1994 and they led Duke to eight wins and a bowl game. It was the disintegration of that staff (especially the departures of OC Mike Heimedinger to the NFL and DC Craig Bohl to his alma mater, Nebraska) that had a lot to do with Duke's subsiquent travails.
BTW, I understand today is Cutcliffe's first big recruiting weekend. I don't know who he has on campus, but apparently it's an important weekend.