N.C. A&T names Bustle offensive coordinator

North Carolina A&T football coach Rod Broadway announced the hiring of former Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Rickey Bustle as the Aggies' offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Bustle has 33 years of coaching experience, including nine seasons (2002-2010) leading Louisiana-Lafayette, where he led the Rajin' Cajuns to the 2005 Sun Belt championship.

"Coach Bustle will bring a fresh new perspective and outlook to our offense," Broadway said. "He brings new blood, new life, if you will, to our program. I wanted to bring in somebody who was going to continually work to make us better. Coach Bustle has the vision to make us a better team offensively, and that will hopefully translate into us being a better football team as a whole."

Bustle also spent 14 seasons (1987-93, 1995-2001) at Virginia Tech and was the offensive coordinator when the Hokies reached the BCS national championship game against Florida State in 2000.

Bustle spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Mississippi (2012, running backs coach) and Tulane (2011, quarterbacks coach).

North Carolina A&T finished with a 7-4 record, including 5-3 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, last season - Broadway's second with the Aggies.