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Vols name Gullickson director of strength and conditioning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has hired former NFL strength coach Rock Gullickson as its director of strength and conditioning.

Vols coach Butch Jones said In a release Tuesday that he has ''personally known Rock for more than 20 years and know what he stands for as a coach and a person.''

In addition to his football duties, Gullickson will oversee strength and conditioning for all 20 of the school's sports programs.

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Gullickson most recently was head strength coach of the Los Angeles Rams, a position he held for eight years dating to when the franchise was in St. Louis.

He also worked for the New Orleans Saints (2000-05) and Green Bay Packers (2006-08). Gullickson has spent 22 seasons with college programs, including stints at Rutgers (1990-92), Texas (1993-97) and Louisville (1998-99).

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