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Morgan head football coach expected to leave for NFL job

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Photo Credit: Tyrone Wheatley's Twitter page
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Tariq Turner, Sports Editor for The MSU Spokesman
February 12, 2022

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) are expected to hire current Morgan State head football coach Tyrone Wheatley, according to Mike Zenitz, a senior national college football reporter for On3 Sports.

“The Broncos are expected to hire ex-Michigan and NFL running back Tyrone Wheatley as running backs coach, sources tell @on3sports,” Zenitz said in a Twitter post.

Wheatley was hired by Morgan in February 2019. His record at Morgan is 5-18.

Last month, the Broncos hired new head coach Nathaniel Hackett.

Hackett was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.

If Wheatley is hired by the Broncos, it will not be his first time working with Hackett.

From 2017 to 2018, Wheatley served as the running backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars while Hackett was the offensive coordinator for them.

During the 2013-14 NFL season, Hackett was the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills and Wheatley was their running backs coach.

The two also worked together at Syracuse University.

From 2010 to 2012, Wheatley served as the running backs coach for their football team.

Meanwhile, Hackett served as quarterbacks coach among other roles during those same years.