Purdue hires Missouri's Marcus Johnson as offensive line coach

On3 imageby:Tom Dienhart03/21/23

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Purdue has hired Missouri’s Marcus Johnson to coach the offensive line. Johnson was assistant head coach/run game coordinator/offensive line coach with the Tigers.

Johnson will replace Matt Mattox, who left the program for personal reasons after being hired in early January.

Johnson joined Missouri’s staff in January 2020 as offensive line coach. In May 2021, head coach Eliah Drinkwitz promoted Johnson to assistant head coach/run game coordinator. He retained offensive line duties. In 2020, Johnson worked with Ryan Walters on the Tiger staff.

Johnson arrived in Columbia after working for four seasons coaching offensive lines at Mississippi State (2018-19) and Duke (2016-17).

Johnson played o-line at Ole Miss (2001-04) and was a second-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by Minnesota. He played four seasons for the Vikings and one for Tampa (2009).

Purdue starts spring ball on Tuesday.

MORE: Source: Purdue OL coach Matt Mattox leaving for personal reasons | The 3-2-1: Spring football preview edition | Projected pre-spring offensive depth chart | Projected pre-spring defensive/special teams depth charts | Spring football schedule | Scholarship distribution

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