- Associated Press - Friday, February 18, 2011

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Mike Munchak has filled yet another spot on the Tennessee coaching staff, hiring Jim Skipper as his running backs assistant.

The Titans announced the hiring Friday a couple hours after introducing new offensive coordinator Chris Palmer.

Skipper spent the past nine seasons coaching running back with the Carolina Panthers, including 2009 when both DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart became the first duo of teammates to each rush for more than 1,000 yards. Williams finished third in the NFL with a franchise-record 1,515 yards rushing in 2008.

Munchak says he thinks Skipper has the ability to take Chris Johnson’s game to a new level.

Skipper has coached 23 seasons in the NFL with nine more in college.

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