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Citadel names offensive coordinator Thompson new head coach

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Citadel offensive coordinator Brent Thompson has been named the Bulldogs' head football coach, replacing Mike Houston.

Thompson spent the past two seasons guiding the offense and coaching quarterbacks and B-backs in the Bulldogs' effective triple-option rushing attack. Thompson was promoted by athletic director Jim Senter one day after Houston was announced as James Madison's head football coach.

Thompson was at Lenoir-Rhyne from 2010-13 before coming to the Citadel. His attack there in 2013 set the NCAA record for all divisions in rushing yards in a season with 5,563.

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Thompson's attack produced 27 individual 100-yard rushing games at the Citadel the past two years. The Bulldogs went 9-4 last year to earn the Southern Conference title and reach the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.