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2015 Oakland Raiders GameDay B

Coaching Staff ASSISTANT OFFENSIVE LINE 5th season in NFL ■ 1st season with Raiders Tim Holt returns to the NFL as the Raiders assistant offensive line coach after spending 2014 at the collegiate level at Stetson University. Holt brings four years of NFL coaching experience to the Silver and Black along with 15 years in the college ranks. Holt has coached two Pro Bowlers, 22 All-Conference selections and three All-Americans. Holt was named the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Stetson after coaching the line for the Chicago Bears in 2012, succeeding current Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice, who was promoted to offensive coordinator. His line helped RB Matt Forte eclipse the 1,000-yard mark for the third time in his career. Prior to joining the Bears, Holt spent three years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an offensive assistant (2009) and assistant offensive line coach (2010-11). He helped improve the Buccaneers’ offense to 20th in the league in scoring in 2010 after the team ranked 30th the previous season. In his final two years with the Bucs, the team’s offensive line paved the way for the rushing attack to average 4.5 rushing QUALITY CONTROL – OFFENSE 4th season in NFL ■ 4th season with Raiders TIGHT ENDS 6th season in NFL ■ 1st season with Raiders 32 Gameday MAGAZINE yards per carry, seventh best in the NFL. While with Tampa Bay, Holt helped current Raiders T Donald Penn to a Pro Bowl berth in 2010. Holt spent 14 years coaching at the collegiate level before breaking into the professional ranks, including a one-year stint at Stonehill College (2008) as the offensive line coach/run game coordinator. Holt spent four years at his alma mater, Division II Southern Connecticut State, from 2004-07, where he worked with offensive line before coaching the running backs. Prior to returning to Southern Connecticut State, Holt was the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at American International from 2001-03. Holt began his coaching career at Southern Connecticut State as a graduate assistant from 1995-96, where he worked primarily with the tight ends and offensive line. He spent the next two years at Cornell (1999-2000) as the tight ends/assistant offensive line coach and then as the running backs coach. He also had a two-year stint at Lehigh working with the tight ends and offensive line. Tim HOLT Nick Holz enters his first season as quality control – offense with the Raiders, having spent the previous three seasons as the team’s offensive assistant. In 2014, Holz continued to groom the team’s receivers while helping several free-agent acquisitions adapt into productive roles. Holz continued to help develop WR Andre Holmes, as he went on to set career highs with 47 receptions and 693 yards, and second-year WR Brice Butler emerged as a deep threat with 21 receptions and two touchdowns. Holz worked extensively with Oakland’s youthful receiving corps in 2013, helping second-year WR Rod Streater lead the team with 60 receptions and 888 yards. Streater also set a career single-game mark, collecting 130 receiving yards on seven catches and one touchdown against the New York Jets on Dec. 8. In 2012, Holz aided Streater, who become one of the most productive undrafted rookie players in recent NFL history. Streater’s 39 catches in 2012 were tied for third most among undrafted rookies since 2000, and fourth most by a Raider rookie. Prior to joining the Silver and Black, Holz assisted on a Stanford staff that led the Cardinal to appearances in the Sun Bowl, Orange Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. As an assistant quarterbacks coach, he helped QB Andrew Luck earn first-team All-American honors and finish as the runner-up in Heisman Trophy voting twice. He began his collegiate coaching career at Nebraska, where he served as offensive quality control coach and video intern for the Cornhuskers in 2007. Nick HOLZ Bobby Johnson enters his first year with Oakland as tight ends coach. In his 20-year coaching career, 15 of them at the collegiate level, Johnson has spent seven seasons coaching tight ends and five seasons working in the NFL. Johnson joins the Silver and Black after spending the past two seasons with the Detroit Lions as tight ends coach in 2013 and assistant offensive line coach in 2014. He brought a rejuvenated approach to the Lions tight end corps in 2013, as his instruction allowed for the emergence of one of the NFL’s top tight end duos in TE Brandon Pettigrew and undrafted rookie TE Joseph Fauria. Pettigrew (two) and Fauria (seven) combined for nine of QB Matthew Stafford’s 29 touchdown passes in 2013, and totaled a combined 59 receptions for 623 yards. Fauria set the franchise record for touchdown receptions by a rookie tight end, and his three-touchdown performance in Week 6 at Cleveland set a single-game franchise record among tight ends and all rookies. His seven scores were also tied for second among all 2013 rookies. Prior to joining the Lions, Johnson served a one-year stint as tight ends coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012) and two years as assistant offensive line coach with the Buffalo Bills (2010-11). With the Jaguars, Johnson helped veteran TE Marcedes Lewis to his second 50-reception season and his third 500-yard season, while also recording his second-highest touchdown total with four scores. Under his guidance, the Bills’ offensive line ranked tied for seventh in the NFL from 2010-11 with just 57 sacks allowed. The team also averaged 4.6 rushing yards per attempt over those two seasons, good for sixth in the league. From 2005-09, Johnson was the offensive line coach at Indiana, where he developed two current NFL linemen in G/T Rodger Saffold, a second-round selection of the St. Louis Rams in 2010, and G James Brewer, a New York Giants’ fourth-round pick in 2011. Before his stint at Indiana, Johnson was an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio), his alma mater, from 1999-2004, helping the RedHawks to a 13-1 season, a MAC Championship and GMAC Bowl victory in 2003. He also helped the team to an 8-5 finish in 2004 and a berth in the Independence Bowl. He spent his final season at Miami (Ohio) as offensive line coach after working with the tight ends from 1999-2003. During his fiveyear tenure, the RedHawks were 36-5 when outrushing the opponent. At Miami (Ohio), Johnson worked with eventual NFL draft picks G Jacob Bell (Tennessee Titans, 2004 fifth-round selection) and G Alex Sulfsted (Kansas City Chiefs, 2001 sixth-round selection), as well as free-agent signees TE Matt Brandt (Detroit Lions, 2004) and T Ben Herrell (Carolina Panthers, 2004). Johnson spent four years at the University of Akron, the first two as a graduate assistant (1995-96) and then as the Zips’ defensive line coach (1997-98). Boby Johnson


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